794
794
A gold and enamel portrait snuff box, probably German, second half 19th century
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
794
A gold and enamel portrait snuff box, probably German, second half 19th century
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A gold and enamel portrait snuff box, probably German, second half 19th century
rectangular, in Historismus taste, the lid applied with an oval enamel miniature of Frederick Augustus, Elector of Saxony, by Josias Barbette, within gold and green enamel laurel wreath borders, the ground of red enamel over chequered engine-turning, the sides and base similarly decorated, French prestige marks, comprising maker's marks SB below a Maltese cross, second charge mark of Henri Clavel and date letter K, in lid and base 
Quantity: 2
8cm., 3 1/8 in. wide
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Provenance

Henry Nyeburg collection, sale 7 November 1975, Sotheby's Zurich, lot 62 

Catalogue Note

Josias Barbette fled from Strasbourg to Copenhagen in 1685 and he was appointed court painter to King Christian V in 1691. A similar miniature was exhibited at the Brussels exhibition of 1912 (see the exhibition catalogue, plate LXII), no. 274).

From Earth to Fire

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