22 May 2001
A Swiss gold vinaigrette
Geneva under French occupation, 1809-1819
Formed as a shell, with engraved shell and foliate detail and ribbed sides, the grille engine turned in a wavelike pattern, with suspension loop, restricted warranty mark
1¾ in. (45 mm.) long
Christie's, London, 25 October 1989, lot 18 (£1,200).
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