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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 171

    A SWISS FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    MAKER'S MARK 'D & H', GENEVA, CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    MAKER'S MARK 'D & H', GENEVA, CIRCA 1790
    rectangular with cut corners box, the cover and base engine-turned with a chevron pattern, the sides with similarly decorated panels divided by urns on corners, the lid centred with an oval medallion on sablé ground chased with the Punishment of Cupid, foliage borders on cover, sides and base
    3 11/16 in. (94 mm.) wide
    4¾ oz. (136 gr.)


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