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A SWISS ENAMEL AND GOLD SNUFF-BOX
A SWISS ENAMEL AND GOLD SNUFF-BOX

BY MOULINIÉ, BAUTTE & CO. (FL. 1808-1821), STRUCK WITH THE MARK USED 1808-1815, GENEVA UNDER FRENCH OCCUPATION, CIRCA 1809-1814, WITH THE GENEVA TOWN MARK, THE EXCISE AND THIRD STANDARD MARKS FOR GOLD, FRENCH DEPARTMENTS 1809-1819, THE FLANGE STRUCK WITH INVENTORY NO. 2274, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO PARISIAN POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD, THE ENAMEL PLAQUE SWISS, CIRCA 1815/1820

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A SWISS ENAMEL AND GOLD SNUFF-BOX
by Moulinié, Bautte & Co. (fl. 1808-1821), struck with the mark used 1808-1815, Geneva under French occupation, circa 1809-1814, with the Geneva town mark, the excise and third standard marks for gold, French Departments 1809-1819, the flange struck with inventory no. 2274, later struck with two Parisian post-1838 restricted warranty marks for gold, the enamel plaque Swiss, circa 1815/1820
Rectangular box with rounded corners, the cover later fitted with a rectangular enamel plaque depicting a milkmaid with her cart and dog in front of Lake Geneva with the Môle and the Mont-Blanc in the background, the base inscribed 'Geneve', the sides and base with rectangular panels of a pattern of engine-turned small discs, the sablé gold borders on cover and base stamped with trailing foliage and flowerheads, the petals and leaves enamelled in blue, the sides and corners similarly enamelled
3¼ in. (82 mm.) wide
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