A CONTINENTAL ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
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A CONTINENTAL ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

RUSSIAN OR SWISS, CIRCA 1820/1830, WITH BADLY STRUCK PROBABLY RUSSIAN MARKS, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO FRENCH POST-1893 IMPORT MARKS FOR GOLD

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A CONTINENTAL ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
Russian or Swiss, circa 1820/1830, with badly struck probably Russian marks, later struck with two French post-1893 import marks for gold
Rectangular polished gold box with concave sides, the cover panel centred by a cartouche-shaped polished gold reserve decorated with a flowerspray in colourful translucent champlevé enamel, surrounded by a radiating wavy reeded engine-turned sunburst motif, within a white enamel frame, the polished broad gold border decorated in multi-colour champlevé enamel with trailing foliage and flowers, with incorporated wavy thumbpiece, the sides and borders of base similarly enamelled, the base centred with a panel of radiating wavy engine-turned reeding within a white enamel border
2 13/16 in. (71 mm.) wide
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Lot Essay

The companion piece to this lot was sold Christie's, London, 10 December 2002, lot 233.
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