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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 163

    A SWISS GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL MINIATURE

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1780, WITH PRESTIGE MARKS, THE FLANGE STRUCK WITH INVENTORY NO. 195, LATER STRUCK WITH A DUTCH CONTROL MARK

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    A SWISS GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL MINIATURE
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1780, WITH PRESTIGE MARKS, THE FLANGE STRUCK WITH INVENTORY NO. 195, LATER STRUCK WITH A DUTCH CONTROL MARK
    oval box, the cover, sides and base engraved with trophies of Music, Harvest and Love on radiating reeding within trailing foliate borders, surrounded by trailing foliage on horizontal engine-turned reeding, the lid centred with an oval enamel miniature depicting a scène champêtre with a lady in a blue bodice and pink skirt sleeping with a goat by her side, within rose-cut diamond set surround, slightly raised foliate diamond thumbpiece
    2 5/16 in. (59 mm.) wide


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