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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX

    MAKER'S MARK LG IN A LOZENGE, GENEVA, CIRCA 1830

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    A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX
    MAKER'S MARK LG IN A LOZENGE, GENEVA, CIRCA 1830
    Oval, the cover with blue guilloché enamel border set with diamonds and centering a red enamel panel set with diamonds in a tree-of-life motif with three flowerheads, the sides with scenic panels, the base with a center panel of radiating guilloché red enamel, marked inside base three times with maker's mark and once with standard mark 18K; the bezel stamped 301 incuse
    3¼ in. (8.5 cm.) long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION