Lot 464
  • 464

A GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, PAINTED BY JEAN-LOUIS RICHTER, RÉMOND, LAMY & CO., GENEVA, 1801-1804 | A gold and enamel snuff box, painted by Jean-Louis Richter, Rémond, Lamy & Co., Geneva, 1801-1804

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Sold
30,000 GBP
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Description

  • 9.1 cm., 3 1/8 in. wide
of cut-cornered rectangular form, the lid painted en plein with fisherfolk in front of shipping at sea, signed: Richter, the sides and base blue translucent enamel over engine-turning within taille d'épargne borders, maker's mark, contemporary Vienna control mark

Catalogue Note

Both this box and the following lot are signed by Jean-Louis Richter and painted with an almost identical subject. The figures of fisherfolk in the foreground are derived from a print engraved from a painting by Claude-Joseph Vernet entitled Pêche heureuse, with the background slightly rearranged.
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