A GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, 19TH CENTURY
navette form, decorated in 18th century taste, with oval panels painted en grisaille on red camaïeu, with mythological and pastoral subjects painted en plein, the ground striped in opaque white and translucent green laurel within matching acanthus borders, French prestige marks, comprising illegible maker’s mark, charge mark of Eloi Brichard, date letter V and charge mark of Julien Alaterre, later French control marks
9cm., 3½in. wide
minor losses to enamel throughout
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."