9 December 2003
A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A SILHOUETTE
Geneva, circa 1780/1790, maker 'LFT', marked, with prestige marks
Oval box, the wavy engine-turned panels on cover, sides and base coated with translucent scarlet enamel and bordered with opaque light blue enamel bands, the lid inset with an oval églomisé silhouette of a young lady called Countess Stackelberg née Dücker, wearing a high cap, within a bright-cut and chased gold mount, the borders chased in two-colour gold with trailing foliage interspersed with opaque blue enamel ovolos, the four side pilasters similarly decorated, the pushpiece set with an opal cabochon; fitted green shagreen case
2 5/8 in. (66 mm.) wide (2)
Presented to Ferdinand Baron von Stackelberg by his aunt Sissi Schilling, née von Stackelberg.
Walter Gotthard Ludwig Baron of Stackelberg, Imperial Russian Barrister in Riga, in about 1900.
Curt Baron von Stackelberg.
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