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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 63

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    PROBABLY GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, WITH SWISS MARKS AND INVENTORY NUMBER 2070

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    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    PROBABLY GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, WITH SWISS MARKS AND INVENTORY NUMBER 2070
    rectangular box with curved ends, reserves on cover, sides and base enamelled in opaque celadon green framed by gold and colour paillon-set borders, framed by reeded gold and narrow black enamel stripes, the cover furthermore painted with a scene en grisaille of a young soldier returning home to his countryside hut, greeted by his family, bright-cut gold rims, white enamelled side-pilasters engraved with taille d'épargne scrolling foliage
    3 5/8 in. (93 mm.) wide


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