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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 77

    A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF-BOX

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, WITH FRENCH PRESTIGE MARKS

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF-BOX
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, WITH FRENCH PRESTIGE MARKS
    oblong with rounded corners, the cover painted en plein with deer and rabbits beside a waterfall, the cover, sides and base enamelled with opaque lavender-blue with gold paillon borders, white enamel margins picked out with lozenge and quatrefoil motifs, the corners with lavender-blue reserves with gold stripes, white opaque enamel border
    3¾ in. (94 mm.) wide (2)


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 4 June 1998, lot 59.