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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 54

    A SWISS THREE-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY ANDRÉ MAGNIN, MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SWISS THREE-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY ANDRÉ MAGNIN, MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1820
    cushion-shaped box with rounded corners, the cover and the base engine-turned with scale pattern simulating reptile skin, the horizontal borders with wavy reeding, the ends embossed with sunflower design in three-colour gold on sablé ground, raised polished gold thumpiece
    2 7/8 in. (73 mm.) wide
    1½ oz. (46 gr.)


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