12 - 13 December 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
A SWISS GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF-BOX
Oblong and with canted corners, the hinged cover, sides, ends and base each engine-turned with stripes within blue and green enamel foliage borders, the angles enamelled with vases, marked inside base and inside cover with Swiss prestige marks
3 5/8 in. (9.4 cm.) wide
gross weight 3 oz. (96 gr.)
With Pietro Accorsi, Turin.
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