22 May 2001
A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL SEALING-WAX CASE
Geneva, circa 1780, with prestige marks including maker's mark 'PG' a crown above and two kite-shaped marks containing a fleur-de-lys
Slightly tapering étui-à-cire of oval section, both sides of cover and base finely enamelled en plein with scènes champêtres depicting Rococo children at various rural pursuits, framed by polished gold c-scrolls enclosing floral garlands, the reeded borders engraved with chevrons, plain gold rims, the convex cap engraved with a scalloped border framing an oval reserve engraved with a flowerspray on a matted ovolo, blank matrix
4 3/8 in. (109 mm.) high
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A gold snuff-box bearing identical marks is in the Louvre (see S. Grandjean, Les tabatières du musée du Louvre, Paris, 1981, no. 607).
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