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A BAROQUE-STYLE ROCK-CRYSTAL SNUFF-BOX WITH JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD MOUNTS

PROBABLY CONTINENTAL, POSSIBLY SWISS OR GERMAN, CIRCA 1880

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A BAROQUE-STYLE ROCK-CRYSTAL SNUFF-BOX WITH JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD MOUNTS
probably Continental, possibly Swiss or German, circa 1880
Cartouche-shaped rock-crystal box with hinged shell-shaped lid, the gold mounts bordered by translucent green enamelled fillets interspersed with white enamel pellets, the rim of the lid edged by a band of small rose-cut diamonds with small rose-cut diamond thumbpiece echoed at the base by gold trophies of love parcel- enamelled in opaque white and chased as a flaming torch and a quiver with arrows suspended from a gold ribbon flanked by two translucent green enamelled laurel branches, the inside of the flanges engraved with a waterleaf and tongue band
2 5/16 in. (59 mm.) wide
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