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

BY JEAN-GEORGES REMOND & CO., MARKED, GENEVA, 1804-1811, THE FLANGE STRUCK TWICE WITH FRENCH POST-1893 IMPORT MARKS FOR GOLD

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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY JEAN-GEORGES REMOND & CO., MARKED, GENEVA, 1804-1811, THE FLANGE STRUCK TWICE WITH FRENCH POST-1893 IMPORT MARKS FOR GOLD
rectangular with cut corners box, the cover inset with a rectangular enamel plaque depicting children playing in a rustic lakeside landscape, within a gold border of foliate scrolls within a band of opaque blue enamel, the sides and base enamelled in translucent blue and black on an engine-turned ground ground of lozenge and leaf pattern, within a taille d'épargne border, the cut corners enamelled in opaque black, blue and white of triangular design
2 5/8 in. (67 mm.) wide
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Lot Essay

The scene on the lid is copied after a stipple print by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) titled Playing at Thread the Needle, which is after an original painting by William Hamilton (1751-1801). For an extensive discussion of this scene and similar Swiss enamel miniatures, see H. Bockh, 'Jean-Louis Richter, peintre genevois sur émail (1766-1841): son mode de travail et le choix de ses motifs', in Genava, new series, XXXI, 1983, pp. 102-104.
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