22 May 2001
A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET
Geneva, circa 1840, struck with an 18 carat gold mark and inventory number 409
Oval box with wavy outlines, the cover centred with a semi-translucent pale pink enamelled wavy reserve on an radiating concentric wavy guilloché ground painted with trophies of Music and Love on a ground of flowers, within a fluted gold and a white enamel border, surrounded by a black taille d'épargne band engraved with scrolling foliage with white enamelled flowers, the base enamelled with an identically decorated flower reserve, the sides enamelled with similar musical reserves, gold rims, wavy flange
3 in. (76 mm.) wide
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