• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 63

    A SWISS PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY CHARLES MAGNIN, MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1840, WITH A ST. PETERSBURG MARK FOR 56 ZOLOTNIKI (14 CARAT) GOLD AND INITIALS W. K.

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY CHARLES MAGNIN, MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1840, WITH A ST. PETERSBURG MARK FOR 56 ZOLOTNIKI (14 CARAT) GOLD AND INITIALS W. K.
    rectangular box with rounded corners, the cover centred with an oval reserve with scalloped edge painted with a lady and a hunter with two dogs in a mountainous landscape, signed 'GF' (lower right), in engraved beaded border with opaque blue enamel scrolls, the edges decorated with taille d'épargne white enamel and gold foliate scrolls, translucent blue enamel flowers, green foliage and orange berries, the base similarly enamelled with engine-turned oval reserve of octagonal pattern with flowers and leaves, the sides with taille d'épargne white enamel and blue flowers
    3 1/16 in. (78 mm.) wide


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.