• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 91

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1800
    oval box, the cover with translucent red enamel on engine-turned spiral design and centred with a rectangular enamel plaque of Cupid disarmed by an attendant Grace at the Altar of Venus within white opaque frame with gold paillon leaves, the base with engraved spiral pattern, the sides with diagonal wavy lines, two with translucent red enamel, divided by urns, the borders of opaque lavender-blue enamel with gold paillon within opaque white margins
    3½ in. (89 mm.) wide


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES