Property from a Northeast Collection
A SWISS ENAMELED GOLD SNUFF BOX FOR THE TURKISH MARKET, CIRCA 1820
rounded rectangular, all surfaces enameled with ships in lake settings with translucent sunset backgrounds, all surrounded by champlevé enamel formal foliage and acorns in mid blue, turquoise and translucent green, with pink cartouches at the corners and white line borders, waved bezel enameled to match
length 3⅜ in.
Large chip to base enamel scene at 10 o'clock and small chips at 7 and 6 o'clock. The green enamel on top missing in several places. The interior with dings.
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