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TWO GOLD SNUFF-BOXES: ONE ITALIAN AND ONE SWISS
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TWO GOLD SNUFF-BOXES: ONE ITALIAN AND ONE SWISS

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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)
Provenance
Christie's, Geneva, 19 November 1997, lots 225 and 226, respectively.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium

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