27 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 5,250
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A SWISS SPLIT-PEARL SET ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE
GENEVA, CIRCA 1790, MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT
circular box, the independent cover and base enamelled in translcent mauve and vari-colour vine paillons on a coin-pattern guilloché ground, within raised foliate chased vari-colour gold borders set with red and white enamel berries, the sides similarly decorated with coin-pattern engine-turning, the lid centred with an enamel plaque depicting a lady at the altar of Love within split-pearl surround
2 3/8 in. (58 mm.) diam.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
A note accompanying the present lot states that it was a gift of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.
Christie's, London, 13 July 1994, lot 36.