• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 122

    TWO GOLD SNUFF-BOXES: ONE ITALIAN AND ONE SWISS

    Price Realised  

    TWO GOLD SNUFF-BOXES: ONE ITALIAN AND ONE SWISS
    Cartouche-shaped box with bombé sides, the slightly raised cover and sides engraved with c-scrolls, flowerheads and foliage, the base panel engine-turned with scalework pattern, lobed thumbpiece (Rome, circa 1840); together with a rectangular box, all over engine-turned with symmetrical arabesque motifs confronting polished and matted parts, burnished rims, slightly raised thumbpiece (by Charles Magnin, Geneva, circa 1830/1840)
    3 3/8 in. (86 mm.) wide; 2 13/16 in. (72 mm.) wide, respectively
    3 oz. (88 gr.); 1½ oz. (46 gr.), respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    Christie's, Geneva, 19 November 1997, lots 225 and 226, respectively.