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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 39

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1790/1800, MARKED WITH INITIAL R, A CROWN ABOVE

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1790/1800, MARKED WITH INITIAL R, A CROWN ABOVE
    oval box, the cover, four side panels and base enamelled with translucent blue on an engine-turned wavy sunburst ground, the cover further painted en grisaille with a scene depicting two maiden before Minerva in a classical landscape background, within stripes of gold paillons and an opaque white band, the base similarly bordered, the four side pilasters engraved with gold urns on opaque white taille d'épargne enamel rectangles
    3 3/8 in. (87 mm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Christie's, Geneva, 19 November 1997, lot 237.