AN ENAMELED GOLD SNUFF BOX SET WITH PEARLS, GERMAN OR SWISS, CIRCA 1790
narrow rectangular with cut corners, the cover enameled with an elegant flute player and seated young woman with staff in a classical landscape, the surfaces enameled in translucent royal blue over wavy engine-turning within white line borders, the rim edged with split pearls
marked inside base and cover three times with maker’s mark script R crowned
length 3½ in.
Enamel restored at one end, and slight restoration at other end.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.