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

GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, WITH PRESTIGE MARKS, STRUCK WITH THE RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD, FRENCH DEPARTMENTS 1809-1819 AND WITH THE DUTCH IMPORT MARK FOR SMALL GOLD ITEMS 1814-1831

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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
Geneva, circa 1800, with prestige marks, struck with the restricted warranty mark for gold, French Departments 1809-1819 and with the Dutch import mark for small gold items 1814-1831
Octagonal box, the panels on cover, sides and base enamelled in translucent scarlet on guilloché and engraving depicting putti on the cover and on the base a rural scene, bordered with opaque light blue bands and scrolls, the lid inset with an oval enamel plaque painted in sepia with a profile bust of a bearded classical philosopher or writer, within a chased two-colour gold mount, the burnished gold borders chased with champlevé white enamel trailing foliage with blue enamel scrolls, the four side pilasters at the canted corners engraved with classical flower vases on burnished gold within opaque blue enamel borders
3 5/16 in. (85 mm.) wide
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