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A SWISS SPLIT-PEARL SET AND ENAMELLED GOLD MUSICAL SNUFF-BOX WITH WATCH
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A SWISS SPLIT-PEARL SET AND ENAMELLED GOLD MUSICAL SNUFF-BOX WITH WATCH

GENEVA, CIRCA 1800

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A SWISS SPLIT-PEARL SET AND ENAMELLED GOLD MUSICAL SNUFF-BOX WITH WATCH
Geneva, circa 1800
Oval box, the cover, base and four side panels engine-turned with a zig-zag moiré pattern enamelled in translucent red, the broad opaque sky-blue enamelled borders engraved with gold taille d'épargne trailing foliage with leaves enamelled in translucent and opaque green shades, the lid centred by a white enamel chapter disc with Roman and Arabic chapters and blued steel hands, couterbalanced sweep centre seconds, the movement with gilt plates, chain fusee and bridgecock verge escapement, the hinged mount and outer box rim set with a split-pearl border, the dividers on the sides of the base enamelled in opaque sky blue containing taille d'épargne leaves enamelled in translucent green, the base centred by a similarly blue enamelled circle, the base containing the musical movement with 25 individually set teeth playing on an eliptical pin barrel stamped 58; with associated key
3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) wide
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