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A German gold, enamel, and agate cameo snuff box, probably Hanau, circa 1790
Estimate
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92
A German gold, enamel, and agate cameo snuff box, probably Hanau, circa 1790
Estimate
18,00022,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A German gold, enamel, and agate cameo snuff box, probably Hanau, circa 1790
oval, the cover mounted with a sardonyx cameo of a classical female bust in profile, the surfaces with translucent purple enamel over engine-turning, borders of opalescent beads and red and green foliage, the interior of cover with later inscription
marked inside base and cover with prestige marks, T crowned, script F crowned and crossed foliage spray, the flange of body with stamped numbers ?370 filled with white enamel
length 3 1/4 in.
8.3 cm
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Catalogue Note

The inscription reads “This Box was the gift of Count Woronzow to Sir Walter Farquhar Bart.” The inscription, written in the mid 19th century, probably refers to Count Semyon Woronzow (1744-1832), Russian ambassador to the U.K. 1796-1806. The street in St. John’s Wood where he lived is named after him. Sir Walter Farquhar (1738-1819) was Physician to the Prince of Wales and created a baronet in 1796.

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