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

BY JEAN-JOSEPH ISAAC BELLAMY, MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1790, STRUCK WITH A PARISIAN POST-1838 STANDARD MARK FOR GOLD

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A SWISS JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY JEAN-JOSEPH ISAAC BELLAMY, MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1790, STRUCK WITH A PARISIAN POST-1838 STANDARD MARK FOR GOLD
oval box, the cover, sides and base set with panels of dark blue enamel with taille d'épargne scrolling gilt paillons and foliage with green enamel leaves, the cover centred with an octagonal enamel plaque of a shepherdess with her child, within a split-seed-pearl border

2¾ in. (70 mm.) wide
Literature
Illustrated in Going for Gold: Craftmanship and Collecting of Gold Boxes, Tessa Murdoch and Heike Zech (eds.), Victoria and Albert Museum, Sussex, 2014, p. 70, pl. 5.9.

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