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778
A gold and enamel snuff box, Hanau, circa 1785
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 GBP
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778
A gold and enamel snuff box, Hanau, circa 1785
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A gold and enamel snuff box, Hanau, circa 1785
rectangular with cut corners, the lid applied with an oval enamel plaque painted with a classical mythological subject within a gold frame with enamelled leaves, the ground of translucent orange enamel over engine-turning, framed by a border of alternating white beads and interlaced green enamel, the sides and base similarly decorated within rope twist borders, French prestige marks including rubbed crowned F mark, the rim with Hanau 18 ct 'shell' mark, further struck three times with the initials GP in an oval
7.7cm., 3 in. wide
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