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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 64

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, BEARING PRESTIGE MARKS

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, BEARING PRESTIGE MARKS
    rectangular with rounded corners, the cover and base enamelled in opaque mauve within dark blue paillon borders, the sides similarly enamelled within gold paillon border, the corners enamelled and painted in blue and gold, the cover centred by an octagonal reserve painted with a romantic encounter between a solider and a young lady in a woodland landscape, the base centred with a paillon of an urn with leaves and swags
    3½ in. (90 mm.) wide


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