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

BY HENRI NEISSER (FL. C. 1808/1814), MARKED, WITH THE THIRD STANDARD MARK FOR GOLD GENEVA 1809-1814

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A SWISS GOLD MUSICAL SNUFF-BOX
by Henri Neisser (fl. c. 1808/1814), marked, with the third standard mark for gold Geneva 1809-1814
Rectangular snuff-box, shaped as a satchel, the lid, rounded front and rear sides and base engine-turned with an ozier pattern, a shield-shaped blank reserve in the upper part of the lid, the left and right hand sides engraved with reeded engine-turning, the matted gold borders stamped with trailing foliage, at the left side a key-hole with lever to close the key-hole with a roundel, the musical movement placed at the left-hand inside of the base and covered with a rectangular green enamel plaque painted with a pair of doves beckoning around a quiver and bow
2 5/8 in. (67 mm.) wide
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 13 November 1973, lot 71.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 24 June 1974, lot 147 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-55).
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