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    Sale 1896

    Important Silver And Objects Of Vertu

    26 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 25

    AN UNUSUAL SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFF BOX

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1845

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL SWISS GOLD, ENAMEL AND GEM-SET SNUFF BOX
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1845
    Rectangular, the cover with central panel of two Turkish gentlemen smoking pipes and riding in a diamond and gem-set coach drawn by diamond-set gold horses, with gilt crescent moon on the door, in a painted enamel background against a guilloché enamel opalescent sky, all surrounded by a border of taille d'épargne blue enamel with diamond-set foliage forming Turkish crescents at the corners, the base with a painted panel of musical trophies, and the sides with panels of flowerheads, in fitted case, apparently unmarked
    3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, Geneva, 26 November 1982, lot 145