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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 67

    AN AUSTRIAN FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY EMERICH MARTINY (FL. 1843-AFTER 1866), MARKED, VIENNA, WITH THE AUSTRIAN GOLD WARRANTY MARK FOR 1824-1866

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    AN AUSTRIAN FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY EMERICH MARTINY (FL. 1843-AFTER 1866), MARKED, VIENNA, WITH THE AUSTRIAN GOLD WARRANTY MARK FOR 1824-1866
    rectangular gold box, the cover centred with a basket of flowers resting on a plinth chased in four-colour gold against a frosted background, within a lobed engine-turned reserve surrounded by chased four-colour scrolling foliage on a sablé ground, curved sides of burnished and engine-turned gold, the base engine-turned with horizontal wavy reeding, with slightly raised engraved thumbpiece
    3 3/8 in. (86 mm.) wide
    4 5/8 oz. (132 gr.)


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    Provenance

    Christie's, Geneva, 19 November 1997, lot 222.