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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 92

    A SWISS PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1790/1800, MAKER'S MARK 'MAS', WITH PRESTIGE MARKS

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    A SWISS PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1790/1800, MAKER'S MARK 'MAS', WITH PRESTIGE MARKS
    rectangular with cut corners box, the cover, sides and base engine-turned with vertical bands of horizontal reeding alternating with bands of wavy reeding, the lid inset with an oval enamel plaque painted in sepia with a bust of a bearded classical philosopher, within a gold mount enamelled in translucent blue decorated with gold foliate pattern, the borders on cover, sides and base similarly decorated with opaque white enamel bands, the lower borders on sides gold mount enamelled in translucent blue decorated with gold twisted rope pattern, the four corners with urns in gold in translucent blue on a horizontally reeded guilloché ground
    2 15/16 in. (74 mm.) wide


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