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

GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, WITH MARKS RESEMBLING THE PARISIAN CHARGE MARKS FOR 1762-1768 AND 1775-1781

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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, WITH MARKS RESEMBLING THE PARISIAN CHARGE MARKS FOR 1762-1768 AND 1775-1781
rectangular box with rounded corners, the cover painted en plein with deer and rabbits beside a waterfall, the cover, sides and base enamelled in opaque lavender-blue with gold paillon borders, the white enamel frames picked out with lozenge and quatrefoil motifs, the corners with lavender-blue reserves with gold stripes and opaque white enamel borders
3¾ in. (95 mm.) wide
Provenance
Collection S. Bulgari, Rome.
Sotheby's, London, 4 June 1998, lot 59.
Christie's, London, 27 November 2007, lot 77.

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