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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 68

    A SWISS FOUR-COLOUR GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF-BOX

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, MAKER'S MARK 'RPC'

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS FOUR-COLOUR GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF-BOX
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, MAKER'S MARK 'RPC'
    rectangular box, the lid centred by an octagonal reserve engraved in four-colour gold with trophies of the allegory of War and Peace on sablé ground, framed by chased borders of scrolling foliage and black taille d'épargne with light blue paisley motifs centred by red guilloché ovals at the corners, the base similarly enamelled with a floral bouquet reserve on engine-turned ground, the sides engine-turned with sprig, pellet, and arch border, framed with light blue opaque enamel
    3 in. (75 mm.) wide


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