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

MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT, GENEVA, CIRCA 1800

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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD MUSICAL SNUFF-BOX
MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT, GENEVA, CIRCA 1800
rectangular box with rounded corners, the cover, sides and base set with panels of engine-turning forming a pattern of small peaked lozenges, the cover centred with a reserve containing musical trophies with flowers and foliage stamped in parcel-enamelled polished gold on a sablé ground, the matted gold borders on cover and base stamped with parcel-enamelled trailing foliage, with dark-blue enamelled borders, the rounded corners of the sides stamped with foliage parcel-enamelled in dark-blue on matted gold rectangles, the inside of the base fitted with a musical movement released by a lever on the front panel, with later key, in fitted red leather case
3 3/8 in. (85 mm.) wide

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