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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 22

    A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX

    MAKER'S MARK LG, GENEVA, CIRCA 1830

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFFBOX
    MAKER'S MARK LG, GENEVA, CIRCA 1830
    Scalloped oval, the cover set circa 1860 with an openwork trellis of rubies and diamonds centering a diamond-set Turkish crescent and star, the interior cover and the base each with radiating flower-painted panels centering scenes of the Bosphorus against a guilloché opalescent sky, the interior cover probably the original top cover turned over, the interior base marked three times with maker's mark and standard mark 18K
    3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) long


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    Saleroom Notice

    This lot sold Sotheby's, New York, Jewels from the Estate of Betsey Cushing Whitney, 19 October 1998, lot 28.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION