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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 19

    A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1830

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1830
    Oval, the cover set with a portrait miniature of a Turkish gentleman within a diamond border surrounded by diamond-set gold foliage, the base with panels of painted musical trophies against a pink ground within translucent orange enamel ribbon borders, apparently unmarked
    3 in. (7.7 cm.) long


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    Saleroom Notice

    The portrait is that of Muzaffar al-Din Shah, Qajar ruler of Iran (1896-1907) or Nasar al-Din Shah, Qajar ruler of Iran (1831-1896).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION