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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 20

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, MARKED WITH PRESTIGE MARKS INCLUDING THE PSEUDO-CHARGE MARK OF JULIEN ALATERRE

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, MARKED WITH PRESTIGE MARKS INCLUDING THE PSEUDO-CHARGE MARK OF JULIEN ALATERRE
    rectangular box with rounded corners, the lid and base enamelled in lilac with horizontal gold bands set within opaque white enamel margins, the borders with a triangular pattern of translucent blue and opaque lilac and white enamel on matted ground stamped with foliate pattern, the sides similarly enamelled with matted ground with stamped foliage at corners, the lid painted with a landscape scene depicting two men and a lady fishing on a river with a coastline in the background, on a sunburst guilloché ground
    2 13/16 in. (72 mm.) wide


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