A JEWELLED GOLD AND ENAMEL PRESENTATION SNUFF BOX, PROBABLY GERMAN, CIRCA 1860
rectangular with rounded corners, the lid probably later applied with the rose diamond-set cipher of Napoleon III below an Imperial crown over dark blue enamel on a wavy engine-turned ground, the lid, sides and base engine-turned with patterns and delicate scrolls, interlaced borders, the interior struck 18 K only
9 cm., 3½in. wide
Good condition. Some light wear to base, small gap at front left corner when shut.
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