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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 57

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1790, STRUCK WITH PARIS PRESTIGE MARKS INCLUDING MAKER'S MARK MS CROWNED AND PSEUDO-CHARGE MARKS OF JULIEN ALATERRE AND JEAN-BAPTISTE FOUACHE, PSEUDO-DISCHARGE MARK OF ELOY BRICHARD AND LATER FRENCH CONTROL MARKS

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    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1790, STRUCK WITH PARIS PRESTIGE MARKS INCLUDING MAKER'S MARK MS CROWNED AND PSEUDO-CHARGE MARKS OF JULIEN ALATERRE AND JEAN-BAPTISTE FOUACHE, PSEUDO-DISCHARGE MARK OF ELOY BRICHARD AND LATER FRENCH CONTROL MARKS
    rectangular with cut corners, enamelled in sepia tones on reeded gold ground, the cover sides and base with ruins and boating scenes, the cut corners with oval simulated agate panels, the dark blue borders with alternating translucent green and gold paillons
    3½ in. (89 mm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 12 November 1998.


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