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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE
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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE

GENEVA, CIRCA 1780/1800, BEARING PRESTIGE MARKS, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO DUTCH POST-1955 WARRANTY MARKS FOR FOREIGN 18-CARAT GOLD, THE MINIATURE BY FRANCESCO TOZELLI (FL. C. 1794-1822), SIGNED 'F. TOZELLI' (MID-LEFT)

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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE
GENEVA, CIRCA 1780/1800, BEARING PRESTIGE MARKS, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO DUTCH POST-1955 WARRANTY MARKS FOR FOREIGN 18-CARAT GOLD, THE MINIATURE BY FRANCESCO TOZELLI (FL. C. 1794-1822), SIGNED 'F. Tozelli' (MID-LEFT)
Oval box, the cover enamelled in translucent blue on a radiating sunburst guilloché ground bordered by scalloped gold paillons within a band of opaque white enamel and paillon husks, the cover centred with an oval glazed watercolour and gouache on ivory portrait miniature of a young lady in blue dress and string of pearls in her powdered curled hair, within a gold mount surrounded by opaque white and translucent green and gold paillons, the sides similarly enamelled on a ground of vertical wavy engine-turning and divided by four engine-turned and blue enamelled side pilasters applied with paillons, the base engine-turned with wavy radiating sunburst; blue leather fitted case
3½ in. (90 mm.) wide (2)
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