22 May 2001
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A GEORGE III-STYLE ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
in the manner of Morisset, bearing a pseudo St-Petersburg mark
Rectangular heavy box, the cover and base centred with a bouquet of flowers enamelled en basse-taille with translucent blue on a horizontally reeded gold ground, within a wavy reeded gold and blue enamelled border, surrounded by a translucent blue enamelled Greek key band interspersed with foliage, a floral spandrel in each corner of the lid and base, blue enamelled scalloped rims, the sides similarly enamelled and engraved with diagonal broad bands of basse-taille flowers on horizontally reeded panels divided by Greek key pattern ribbons; the base with silver-gilt stand ring
2 7/16 in. (61 mm.) wide
With S. Bulgari.
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