22 May 2001
A French gold and enamel combination snuff-box and vinaigrette
mark of Etienne-Lucien Blerzy, Paris, 1798-1809
Oblong, the raised hinged central platform with hinged cover and diaperwork grille revealing snuff compartment beneath, the body engine-turned, the cover with dark blue enamel floral cartouche and blue enamel borders with trefoil motifs, the sides with enamel ribbon-twist borders, marked on inside of cover, and compartments, also stamped '2'
2 3/8 in. (60 mm.) long
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