5 June 2007
A SWISS SPLIT-PEARL SET AND ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY JEAN-GEORGES RÉMOND & CO. (FL. 1783 - C. 1820), MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1815, THE FLANGE STRUCK WITH TWO FRENCH POST-1893 IMPORT MARKS FOR GOLD
Rectangular box with rounded corners, the cover inset with an octagonal enamel plaque depicting The Fountain of Love painted en grisaille, within split-pearl border and opaque blue enamelled band with flowers in each corner and foliage between, the edge with chased acanthus, the sides and base enamelled in translucent grey and royal blue and black flinqué enamel on an engine-turned ground engraved with sylised sun-ray motifs, the base and sides with coin pattern, the corners of the sides enamelled in blue and black with gold taille d'épargne trefoils
3 5/8 in. (92 mm.) wide
Christie's, Geneva, 12 November 1985, lot 172.
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The enamel miniature on the lid is inspired by Regnault's engraving of Fragonard's La Fontaine d'amour, now in the Wallace Collection.
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