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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 146

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE

    BY GUIDON, GIDE AND BLONDET, MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1801-1815

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE
    BY GUIDON, GIDE AND BLONDET, MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1801-1815
    Rectangular box with cut corners, the cover decorated with translucent blue enamel on a guilloché ground, bordered by pellets of lilac enamel and gold palms, centred with a hexagonal plaque painted in sepia on a red opalescent ground with a sacrifice at love's altar in antiquity, lozenge frosted gold clasps chased with pastoral trophies comprising Venus' sacred roses, Ceres' corn and sickle, a veil-draped bacchic ewer, tazza and fruit basket together with a trophy of Music clustered by a bacchic thyrsus, the sides and base enamelled in translucent blue on a guilloché ground, framed with opaque white enamel, the cut corners enamelled with Flora's flower, a trophy of Harvest, bacchic vines and a theatric trophy; brown hinged leather case, the interior cover stamped 'BULGARI ROMA'
    3¾ in. (96 mm.) wide (2)


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    Provenance

    With Sotirio Bulgari, Rome.
    Antiquorum, Geneva, 11 October 2003.


    Literature

    P. Poniz, 'Jean Georges Remond, Horological Goldsmith', Vox Magazine, illustrated, Summer 2004.