A GERMAN THREE-COLOUR GOLD AND PLATINUM SNUFF-BOX WITH ENAMEL RIM
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A GERMAN THREE-COLOUR GOLD AND PLATINUM SNUFF-BOX WITH ENAMEL RIM

BY CHARLES COLIN'S SONS (FL. C. 1815-1870), MARKS PARTLY RUBBED, HANAU, CIRCA 1830

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A GERMAN THREE-COLOUR GOLD AND PLATINUM SNUFF-BOX WITH ENAMEL RIM
BY CHARLES COLIN'S SONS (FL. C. 1815-1870), MARKS PARTLY RUBBED, HANAU, CIRCA 1830
rectangular sablé gold box with rounded corners, the cover chased with flowers and trailing foliage in three-colour gold and platinum within a rectangular reserve framed by an opaque blue enamel fillet, the base and sides with rectangular engine-turned panels of diaper-work, all surrounded by scrolling foliage and flowers in three-colour gold and platinum
3½ in. (90 mm.) wide
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.

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Charles Colin was described as 'médailleur; bijoutier' of Hanau, specialising in gold boxes. Upon his death in 1817 his successful career was continued by his sons, Esaie and Jacob Charles Colin, also described as bijoutiers. Jacob Charles Colin married Jeanne-Anne Thérèse Rémond (b. 1787), the eldest daughter of the celebrated Swiss goldsmith Jean-Georges Rémond, in 1811. While Rémond is famous for his work as a gold box maker in Geneva, it is believed that he maintained professional relationships in Hanau, retiring some time before 1820. For another example from this maker see lot 506.

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