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A decorative two-colour gold and enamel snuff box, in 18th century taste,

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Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

A decorative two-colour gold and enamel snuff box, in 18th century taste,

A decorative two-colour gold and enamel snuff box, in 18th century taste,

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

8,820

GBP

A decorative two-colour gold and enamel snuff box, in 18th century taste,


of elongated oval form, the lid, sides and base striped with alternating green enamel bands over scale engine-turning and chased husks on a sablé ground, lemon gold acanthus borders, Paris prestige marks including rubbed maker’s mark JB, charge and discharge marks of Julien Alaterre, date letter rubbed, the left rim numbered: 757, the rim with initials: DLS at intervals, later French control marks, in modern red leather case

8.7cm., 3⅜in. wide


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Overall in good order;

enamel probably revarnished, some very light partial surface wear; a few tiny holes to gold below the hinge and subsequent restoration to corresponding part inside; overall weight 101 grams


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