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A gold and enamel snuff box, Geneva, circa 1795

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Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 GBP

A gold and enamel snuff box, Geneva, circa 1795

A gold and enamel snuff box, Geneva, circa 1795

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Lot sold:

8,190

GBP

A gold and enamel snuff box, Geneva, circa 1795


of slender cut-cornered rectangular form, the lid with young people on a riverbank apparently pointing at a frog, the ground of translucent blue enamel over engine-turning within borders of paillons and white enamel embellished with vine tendrils, the corners with urns, the base of interior engraved with initials 'S.L.S.', maker’s mark IG crowned above a fleur de lis incuse, a star beside, in original tooled morocco case

9cm., 3½in. wide


(2)

a beautiful box with very fine paillon work in its rare original case;

some losses and traces of restoration to enamel (particularly to corners and sides), partial slight discolouration to white enamel


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