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A GERMAN JEWELLED GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX
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A GERMAN JEWELLED GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX

BY CHARLES COLINS SONS, MARKED, HANAU, CIRCA 1860

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A GERMAN JEWELLED GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX
by Charles Colins Sons, marked, Hanau, circa 1860
Cartouche-shaped box with waved sides, the cover centred with an oval semi-translucent blue enamel plaque applied with a rose-cut diamond-set initial 'A' probably that of Tsar Alexander II of Russia (1818-1881) surmounted by a diamond-set Russian crown, the lid and sides engraved with foliate scrolls, the base similarly engraved with mirrored scrolls and foliage centred by a posy of flowers on a guilloché ground, foliate thumbpiece
3½ in. (88 mm.) wide
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