A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL SNUFF BOX, RÉMOND, LAMY, MERCIER & CO., GENEVA, CIRCA 1814
A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL SNUFF BOX, RÉMOND, LAMY, MERCIER & CO., GENEVA, CIRCA 1814
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A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL SNUFF BOX, RÉMOND, LAMY, MERCIER & CO., GENEVA, CIRCA 1814
A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL SNUFF BOX, RÉMOND, LAMY, MERCIER & CO., GENEVA, CIRCA 1814
A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL SNUFF BOX, RÉMOND, LAMY, MERCIER & CO., GENEVA, CIRCA 1814
A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL SNUFF BOX, RÉMOND, LAMY, MERCIER & CO., GENEVA, CIRCA 1814
A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL SNUFF BOX, RÉMOND, LAMY, MERCIER & CO., GENEVA, CIRCA 1814
A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL SNUFF BOX, RÉMOND, LAMY, MERCIER & CO., GENEVA, CIRCA 1814
A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL SNUFF BOX, RÉMOND, LAMY, MERCIER & CO., GENEVA, CIRCA 1814
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A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL SNUFF BOX, RÉMOND, LAMY, MERCIER & CO., GENEVA, CIRCA 1814

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL SNUFF BOX, RÉMOND, LAMY, MERCIER & CO., GENEVA, CIRCA 1814

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Lot sold:10,000GBP
(7 bids, reserve met)

Description

A GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARL SNUFF BOX, RÉMOND, LAMY, MERCIER & CO., GENEVA, CIRCA 1814


of navette form, the lid chased with a crowned Napoleonic eagle with spread wings perched on a laurel branch and emphasised with split pearls, within a narrow blue enamel border, the sides chased with flowery scrollwork and enamelled with urns in taille d’épargne below a scalloped enamel border enclosing tulips, the base chased with a military trophy within a garland-hung laurel wreath on a sablé ground, maker's mark IGRC in a horizontal lozenge only


9.4 cm., 3¾in. wide


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Condition Report

Good condition. Some surface wear to base, commensurate with age. Would benefit from light professional cleaning; the hinge a little stiff


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Provenance

Anonymous vendor, Sotheby’s, 3 July 1980, lot 20;

Anonymous vendor, Christie’s, 2 November 1986, lot 396

Catalogue Note

Although this box is not struck with the French departmental marks imposed by Napoleon on Geneva in 1806 for use on gold intended for sale within the French empire, it was presumably made in the narrow window of time between the French leaving Geneva in 1813 and Napoleon's definitive defeat at Waterloo in 1815.