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AN 18 CT GOLD MUSICAL SNUFF BOX, THE MOVEMENT GENEVA, THE BOX PROBABLY HANAU, CIRCA 1820 | An 18 ct gold musical snuff box, the movement Geneva, the box probably Hanau, circa 1820

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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Description

rectangular with cut corners, the lid chased with musical trophies within floral scrollwork and a gryphon's head to each corner over sablé ground, framed by an engine-turned border and spandrels with stylised fleur de lys on sablé ground, the base with engine turned diaper pattern within alternating wavy and plain borders, containing a double sur plateau musical movement consisting of a rectangular gilt-metal plate, revolving plate with 17 teeth in fan shape to either side, playing one polyphone tune, maker's mark a star above 'S C' in a horizontal lozenge, 'CR' in an oval control mark, further struck '18' for 18 ct gold, with a later key
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