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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 69

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

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1790/1800, WITH RUBBED PRESTIGE MARKS, INCLUDING THE PSEUDO-CHARGE MARK OF JULIEN ALATERRE, THE FLANGE STRUCK WITH ONE FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD, THE ENAMEL PLAQUE FRENCH, CIRCA 1760/70

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1790/1800, WITH RUBBED PRESTIGE MARKS, INCLUDING THE PSEUDO-CHARGE MARK OF JULIEN ALATERRE, THE FLANGE STRUCK WITH ONE FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD, THE ENAMEL PLAQUE FRENCH, CIRCA 1760/70
    rectangular with cut corners, the cover centred with an enamel plaque depicting two lovers in a landscape, within a gold mount, the cover and sides enamelled in translucent blue on an engine turned ground of horizontal stripes and foliate scrolls, within a polished gold and sky blue enamel band, the outer border with green enamel pellets and opaque white enamel taille d'épargne, the base similarly decorated and centred with a translucent blue enamel reserve on a ground of engine- turning with classical figures and an urn with flowers and foliate swags, the cut corners with paillons of flowers and urns
    3½ in. (90 mm.) wide


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