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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

BY GUIDON, REMOND & GIDE (FL. 1792-1801), MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, LATER STRUCK WITH THE RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR THE FRENCH DEPARTMENTS 1809-1819, THE ENAMEL BY JEAN-LOUIS RICHTER (SWISS, 1766-1841), SIGNED 'RICHTER' (LOWER RIGHT)

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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY GUIDON, REMOND & GIDE (FL. 1792-1801), MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, LATER STRUCK WITH THE RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR THE FRENCH DEPARTMENTS 1809-1819, THE ENAMEL BY JEAN-LOUIS RICHTER (SWISS, 1766-1841), SIGNED 'RICHTER' (LOWER RIGHT)
octagonal box, the cover enamelled en plein with a mountainous lakeside landscape with children and a hut in the foreground, within a ribbon-twist enamel border and black enamelled gold bands with parcel-blue and white enamelled taille d'épargne gold decoration, the base identically framed, the sides and base engine-turned with a diaper pattern and enamelled in translucent blue, the four canted corners enamelled in black and white and engraved en taille d'épargne with vases of flowers flanked by white enamelled columns
3½ in. (93 mm.) wide
Provenance
With Au Vieux Paris, Paris.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.

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Jean-Louis Richter was born in Geneva in 1766 and learned his art from Etienne and Philippe-Samuel-Théodore Roux. He is perhaps the most well known and regarded of the early 19th century enamel painters who specialised in working on gold boxes. He is most renowned for his lakeside and alpine landscapes and is credited with developing the technique of using a translucent background over rayed engine-turning to create the impression of a sun-lit sky.

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