29 May 2008,
Price realised HKD 727,500
HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000
A RARE 18K GOLD AND ENAMEL MUSICAL SNUFF BOX, PLAYING ON SIX DIFFERENT TUNES
Finely engraved and partially skeletonised gilt and polished steel movement, chain fusée, musical pin barrel, playing on a nest of five bells via five polished steel hammers, button at the back to operate the musical movement, small lever at the front to choose and select anyone of the six different tunes, the gold and enamel box of oval form, the lid with a finely painted scene depicting a young lady giving directions to two soldiers, walled city by the sea in the background, the border with translucent blue and white enamel decoration, the band of the case with light blue enamel geometric design interspersed with stylised urns, the hinged base of similar design, inside case back stamped S & D
Width 88 mm.
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