27 November 2007
A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE
GENEVA, CIRCA 1780, WITH PRESTIGE MARKS INCLUDING THE CHARGE MARK OF JULIEN ALATERRE AND THE DISCHARGE MARK OF ELOY BRICHARD
oval box, the cover, side and base panels with translucent pea-green enamel on an engine turned vertical coin pattern scattered with pellets, within white enamel band, bordered by a band of frosted gold with opalescent enamel studs and translucent red and green enamel, the sides and base similarly decorated, the cover inset with an oval enamel plaque depicting two armoured gallants about to fight over a maiden, on opalescent ground
3¼ in. (83 mm.) wide
Sotheby's, London, 12 November 1998, lot 36.
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