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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 88

    A SWISS GOLD BONBONNIÈRE

    MAKER'S MARK D&C IN A VERTICAL LOZENGE WITH A TREFOIL BELOW, GENEVA UNDER FRENCH OCCUPATION 1798-1809, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO FRENCH POST-1893 IMPORT MARKS FOR GOLD

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    A SWISS GOLD BONBONNIÈRE
    MAKER'S MARK D&C IN A VERTICAL LOZENGE WITH A TREFOIL BELOW, GENEVA UNDER FRENCH OCCUPATION 1798-1809, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO FRENCH POST-1893 IMPORT MARKS FOR GOLD
    circular box, the independent cover and base with central panel of vertical engine-turned lines radiating from an engine-turned semi-circle of horizontal curved lines simulating a sunrise, bordered by peaked arrows of polished gold on a frosted ground, the sides with horizontal engine-turned reeding, the cover border with Greek key pattern
    2 5/16 in. (59 mm.) diam.
    1 7/8 oz. (54 gr.)


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