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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 33

    A SWISS SPLIT-PEARL SET GOLD SNUFF-BOX WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1860, WITH PRESTIGE MARKS

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS SPLIT-PEARL SET GOLD SNUFF-BOX WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1860, WITH PRESTIGE MARKS
    oval box, the cover centred with an enamel plaque of two ladies and a gentleman within a walled garden and framed with split-pearls, the matted gold borders set with trailing foliage and flowerheads, the sides with a similar border, with reserves of vertical translucent blue enamel lines, the base with a reserve of horizontal lines of translucent blue enamel, surrounded by engraved trailing foliage and a translucent blue enamel margin
    3¼ in. (83 mm.) wide


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