17 November 2009,
Price realised GBP 18,750
GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
A CONTINENTAL ROCOCO GOLD SNUFF-BOX
MARKED 'T', WITH CLOVER AND 'FLEURS-DE-LYS', GENEVA OR HANAU, CIRCA 1770
Rectangular box with bevelled edges, the hinged cover, sides and base engine-turned with vertical zigzag bands against horizontal wavy coin reeding
2 5/8 in. (65 mm.) wide
3½ oz. (102 gr.)
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A stylistically similar Swiss snuff-box with indecipherable marks made in Geneva, circa 1760 is recorded in K. Snowman, Eighteenth Century Gold Boxes of Europe, London, 1990, p. 411, pl. 902 and 903.
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