11 April 2002
A SWISS VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
Geneva, circa 1760/1780, bearing prestige marks including one resembling the charge mark of Julien Berthe and a date-letter 'P' a crown above
Ingot-shaped box, the lid, four sides and base with panels chased in four-colour gold with scenes of retrievers putting up waterfowl, among flowers and reeds, in the manner of Oudry, against an architectural background adorned with superimposed and woven bands of reeding, within reeded scroll borders
3¼ in. (83 mm.) wide
5 oz. (157 gr.)
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Geneva, 26 November 1982, lot 129 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-136).
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