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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 71

    A SWISS GOLD SNUFF-BOX WITH SECRET COMPARTMENT

    PROBABLY GENEVA, CIRCA 1779/80, WITH PRESTIGE MARKS INCLUDING MAKER'S MARK FB

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    A SWISS GOLD SNUFF-BOX WITH SECRET COMPARTMENT
    PROBABLY GENEVA, CIRCA 1779/80, WITH PRESTIGE MARKS INCLUDING MAKER'S MARK FB
    oval box, the hinged cover and base engraved with trophies of music and hunting within a cartouche flanked by flowers, the sides decorated with lozenges containing trophies and flanked by flowersprays, the front panel engraved with an oval reserve containing trophies of hunting, the reverse panel similarly decorated on a hinged flap, opened by compressing a gold pin on base, to reveal a glazed panel with gold monogram SGTJIR surmounted by a coronet, flowers below, on a blue velvet ground, the panel opening to reveal compartment
    2 5/8 in. (67 mm.) wide


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