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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 112

    A SWISS FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1780, STRUCK WITH PRESTIGE MARKS

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1780, STRUCK WITH PRESTIGE MARKS
    oval box, the cover, sides and base engine-turned with horizontal reeding, base and lid with oval reserves chased in four-colour gold with a proposal of marriage and trophies of love on sunburst grounds, surmounted by laurel swags and flowers, the borders with interlaced bands of polished and engraved green gold, the sides with cartouche-shaped reserves chased with flowers and trophies of Love, divided by columns and rocaille scrolls
    2½ in. (64 mm.) wide
    2½ oz. (74 gr.)


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