721
721
A gold and enamel box, Sené & Neisser, Geneva, 1807/8
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 GBP
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721
A gold and enamel box, Sené & Neisser, Geneva, 1807/8
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A gold and enamel box, Sené & Neisser, Geneva, 1807/8
rectangular with cut corners, the lid inset with a plaque painted possibly with Fair Rosamond who, according to fable, was given the choice between death by dagger or poison, the corners with gold and enamel urns, translucent blue enamel ground, swag borders, Geneva PC3 3e titre,  French grosse garantie for Geneva and 3e titre 1798-1809 in use in Geneva after December 1806 for works to be sold in French territories, Paris petite garantie 1809-19
9cm., 3 1/2 in wide
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Catalogue Note

Henry Christian Neisser was born in Hanau, the son of Philippe-Theodore, and trained there before arriving in 1783 in Geneva where he worked as a compagnon bijoutier for Isaac Forget for 16 years. In 1798 he married Louise Debary and went into business with Messrs Sené & Detalla. According to Neisser they were obliged to separate following financial reverses caused by other firms' bankruptcies and so he started to work on his own, ‘qui a un peu prosperé’. Independent evidence shows that the partnership of Sené & Detalla became Sené & Neisser in October 1805. A joint mark was registered in 1807 but Neisser then entered a first mark on his own in 1808 and another, from Maison Oltramare, no. 222 en l’Isle, on 21 October 1815. This mark was withdrawn, presumably on Neisser’s retirement, in July 1830.

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