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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 42

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1800
    rectangular with cut corners, the cover enamelled en plein with a rectangular reserve and painted with a Greek oracle scene, bordered by alternating stripes of opaque white enamel and guilloché gold, flanked by translucent mocha-brown enamel decorated with insects and centred with reserves of gold stars within opaque white enamel roundels, the sides and base similarly decorated, the base painted with a swan
    3 7/8 in. (99 mm.) wide


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