109
109
Mexico City
GOLD BOX
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
109
Mexico City
GOLD BOX
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Alexander Iolas

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London

Mexico City
GOLD BOX
chased and engraved with medallions of rural trophies, baskets of flowers and leaf garlands on a hatched gound, rose-cut diamond thumbpiece
assay master Cayetano Buitron, town, standard and duty marks
20ct gold
5.4cm., 2 1/8 in. high
1823-1843
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Catalogue Note

Mexican gold snuff boxes are very unique in their design, with their upright oval section, lightly domed ends and diamond thumbpiece. The loose fit of their lid would preclude their being used for snuff but the shape would serve for short cigaros. It has been suggested otherwise that these boxes were intended for comfits.

Alexander Iolas

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London