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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 164

    A SWISS GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL MINIATURE

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1780, WITH AN UNIDENTIFIED MARK, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO POST-1864 FRENCH IMPORT MARKS

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    A SWISS GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL MINIATURE
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1780, WITH AN UNIDENTIFIED MARK, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO POST-1864 FRENCH IMPORT MARKS
    oval box, the cover, base and sides with engine-turned panels of wavy reeding, the cover centered with an enamel miniature of a lady in a white-bordered pink surcoat with a canary, rose-cut diamond surround, the base and sides with reserves with flowers in polished gold on a sablé ground, trailing foliage borders, rose-cut diamond-set thumbpiece
    1 15/16 in. (49 mm.) wide


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