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A gold and enamel snuff box with Roman micromosaic panel, Pierre-André Montauban, Paris, 1809-1819

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

A gold and enamel snuff box with Roman micromosaic panel, Pierre-André Montauban, Paris, 1809-1819

A gold and enamel snuff box with Roman micromosaic panel, Pierre-André Montauban, Paris, 1809-1819

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot sold:

21,420

GBP

A gold and enamel snuff box with Roman micromosaic panel, Pierre-André Montauban, Paris, 1809-1819


rectangular, the lid inset with a Roman micromosaic plaque showing a liver and white spaniel barking at a a proud swan floating on a pond, the sides and base with fancy engine-turning within narrow blue enamel and chased scrolling garland borders, maker's mark, unofficial 3e titre, Paris petite garantie 1809-1819

8.2cm, 3¼in. wide

In good crisp condition, one small loss to blue enamel to the fine border on the back side panel


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.

Christie's Geneva, 14 May 1985, lot 8