A FOUR-COLOUR GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, PROBABLY HANAU, CIRCA 1825
rectangular, the lid inset with a later enamel plaque painted with strollers in a park, within chased multicoloured gold floral borders, the sides and base engine-turned within cut plumy scroll ornament, apparently unmarked
8.9cm., 3½in wide
The lid lining has been removed and replaced and is not somewhat dented, otherwise good condition
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