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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 66

    A SWISS PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY JEAN GEORGES REMOND ET COMPAGNIE, MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1805

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY JEAN GEORGES REMOND ET COMPAGNIE, MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1805
    rectangular box with rounded corners, the cover, sides and base engine-turned with rows of concentric circles bordered with blue taille d'épargne classicising motifs on sablé ground, the cover centred by a repoussé and chased gold depiction of the allegory of Roman Charity on granulated ground within bright-cut gold rectangular border with cut corners enamelled in blue with gold floral motifs, the broad sablé border decorated with stylised classical columns, trophies, meanders and foliate swags accented with blue taille d'épargne enamel, the sides bordered with similar blue enamel palmette and foliate motifs on sablé ground, the corners embellished with cascading clam shell motifs within reeding, the base similarly bordered with vertical meanders and trailing foliate swags interspersed with flowers
    3¼ in. (82 mm.) wide


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