27 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 12,500
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE
PROBABLY GENEVA, CIRCA 1780/1800, MAKER'S MARK DMC WITH CROWN ABOVE
oval box, the cover inset with an oval enamel plaque depicting a family in an interior, rose diamond surround, the centre of the base richly chased in three-colour gold depicting a dog barking at a bird in a tree on a frosted ground, the cover, sides and base with translucent red enamel on an engine-turned ground, the borders chased with leaves and scrolls, the side panels with urns overflowing with flowers
3 3/8 in. (86 mm.) wide
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Sotheby's, London, 15 November 1995, lot 349.