27 November 2007
A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET
GENEVA, CIRCA 1830
oval box, the cover painted with a palace, possibly Pavlovsk, and landscape within a taille d'épargne dentelé border, the gold-lined interior etched and enamelled in white with a seascape, the side panels enamelled in translucent blue on an engine-turned ground, divided by gold trophies of arms in black enamel reserve flanked by pilasters, wavy flange with taille d'épargne pink enamel and foliate band, the base engine turned
3 3/8 in. (85 mm.) wide
Christie's, Geneva, 12 November 1985, lot 24.
Sotheby's London, 1 June 2000, lot 18.
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