• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 405

    An Imperial presentation gold-mounted enamel snuff-box

    PROBABLY GERMAN, CIRCA 1840

    Price Realised  

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    An Imperial presentation gold-mounted enamel snuff-box
    probably German, circa 1840
    Of bombé form, the hinged cover set in the centre with a circular blue guilloché ground medallion with raised and engraved gold cypher of Alexander II beneath the Imperial crown, within an applied, raised and engraved border of floral scrolls, strapwork and rosettes with guilloché enamel centres, the sides and base engraved with foliate scrolls and strapwork, with chased and engraved foliate scroll and shell thumbpiece, indistinctly marked in the base
    3½ in. (8.8 cm.) wide


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