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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 53

    A SWISS TWO-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY MOULINIÉ, BAUTTE & MOYNIER, MARKED, GENEVA 1808-1821

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    A SWISS TWO-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY MOULINIÉ, BAUTTE & MOYNIER, MARKED, GENEVA 1808-1821
    cushion-shaped box with rounded corners and convex sides, of pocket-fitting shape, engine-turned with coin pattern, the vertical borders with trailing foliage in two-colour gold on matted ground, the lid centred with an oval medallion of Apollo driving his chariot, the sides centred with foliage, slightly raised foliate thumbpiece
    3 7/16 in. (88 mm.) wide
    3 1/8 oz. (88 gr.)


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