22 May 2001
A GERMAN VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE
by Charles Colins & Sons, marked, Hanau, circa 1840
Rectangular box with rounded corners, the cover inset with a finely painted enamel plaque depicting a young boy and a young girl holding a garland of flowers, seated on a garden bench, within a blue enamelled mount, raised three-colour gold mount cast with a waterleaf and tongue band on a matted ground, the four sides and base engine-turned with a peaked pattern surrounded by flutes, the frosted borders stamped with acorn, leaves and crossed ribbons
3 9/16 in. (90 mm.) wide
With S. Bulgari.
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