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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 110

    A SWISS FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1780/1790, WITH PARTLY RUBBED MARKS

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    A SWISS FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1780/1790, WITH PARTLY RUBBED MARKS
    oval box, the cover and base with engine-turned panels with concentric reeding scattered with pellets, the sides with similarly scattered horizontal reeding divided by urns, the lid centred with an oval medallion chased in four-colour gold on a sablé ground with trophies of Music and Gardening, twisted rope borders on cover, sides and base
    2 11/16 in. (68 mm.) wide
    2½ oz. (74 gr.)


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