Gold Boxes

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 05.12.2019

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AN AUSTRIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX

AN AUSTRIAN GOLD SNUFF-BOX VIENNA, CIRCA 1820 rectangular box with rounded corners and waisted sides, the cover and base chased with strap-work amidst scrolling foliage, with polished gold sides and borders, raised foliate thumbpiece 2 5/8 in. (67 mm.) wide 1¾ oz. (58 gr

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A LOUIS XV SILVER-GILT SNUFF-BOX

A LOUIS XV SILVER-GILT SNUFF-BOX MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT, PARIS, 1744/1745, WITH THE CHARGE AND DECHARGE MARKS OF ANTOINE LESCHAUDEL 1744-1750 cartouche-shaped box with wavy outlines, the cover, sides and base chased and engraved with intertwined diagonal parallel branches of scrolling foliage with

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN AUSTRIAN ENAMELLED SILVER SNUFF-BOX

AN AUSTRIAN ENAMELLED SILVER SNUFF-BOX POSSIBLY VIENNA, CIRCA 1910 rectangular box, the sides and base set with panels of translucent licac enamel on an engine-turned ground, the cover set with an enamel plaque depicting a reclining lady and a putto in a wooded landscape with mountains beyond

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE NECESSAIRE

A CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE NECESSAIRE CIRCA 1780 slightly tapering rectangular grey agate case with slightly arched top and base, within applied gold foliate and reeded mounts with gold button pushpiece, the interior fitted with a gold folding-ruler, gold protractor, gold burin, ear-spoon

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED BROOCH SET WITH A MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE

AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED BROOCH SET WITH A MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE BY LUIGI MOGLIA (FL. 1823-1878), ROME, CIRCA 1840, SIGNED L M LOWER LEFT rectangular micromosaic plaque depicting the spaniel 'Tawney' lying on a grassy bank, a river, trees and mountains beyond, mounted as a brooch 2¼ in. (57 mm.) wide

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE

AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE ATTRIBUTED TO GIACOMO RAFFAELLI (1753-1836), ROME, CIRCA 1790 circular micromosaic plaque depicting a hound sitting on a grassy bank, against a dark-blue background and within a red and white tesserae border 2 3/8 in. (60 mm.) diam

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A GEORGE III GOLD SNUFF-BOX

A GEORGE III GOLD SNUFF-BOX LONDON, CIRCA 1775 oval box of polished gold with bright-cut engraved foliate borders, the interior of the cover set with an oval portrait miniature, English school circa 1790, on ivory, depicting a gentleman, in a blue coat with white facings, white shirt and knotted

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN EDWARD VII GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE VINAIGRETTE

AN EDWARD VII GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE VINAIGRETTE PROBABLY SCOTTISH, CIRCA 1810 rectangular box with engine-turned sides and base, the cover set with a faceted citrine, the foliate grille with musical trophy and chased borders 1 3/8 in. (35 mm.) wide

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A LOUIS XVI GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A CAMEO

A LOUIS XVI GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A CAMEO BY LOUIS ROUCEL (FL. 1763-1787), MARKED, PARIS, 1778/1779, WITH THE CHARGE AND DECHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-BAPTISTE FOUACHE 1774-1780 oval box of lapis-lazuli with chased gold mounts, the cover centred with an agate cameo of a youth in profile

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE BONBONNIÈRE

AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE BONBONNIÈRE ROME, CIRCA 1790 circular gold-mounted box of green porphyry, the cover later set with a micromosaic plaque depicting the Doves of Pliny, against a dark-blue background and within a red and white tesserae border within a gilt-metal frame 3 in. (76 mm

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE

AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE ROME, CIRCA 1842 circular green monochromatic micromosaic plaque depicting Pope Gregory XVI, with the inscription ' GREGORIUS . XVI . PON . MAX . A . XII' , set within a black marble frame 2 7/8 in. (73 mm.) diam. 5 in. (130 mm.) high with frame

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX GENEVA, CIRCA 1790 rectangular box, the cover, sides and base set with enamel panels of imitation lapis lazuli in reeded gold frames and within translucent dark-blue and white enamel link borders, the cover centred with an oval enamel plaque depicting a colourful

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE

AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE ROME, CIRCA 1840 circular micromosaic plaque depicting a basket of colourful flowers, in a gilt bronze frame 2¼ in. (55 mm.) diam. 4 1/8 in. (105 mm.) high with frame

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A LOUIS XVI TWO-COLOUR GOLD BONBONNIÈRE

A LOUIS XVI TWO-COLOUR GOLD BONBONNIÈRE BY ANTOINE-LOUIS ANTHIAUME (FL. 1784-1806), MARKED, PARIS, 1785/1786, WITH THE SECOND CHARGE AND DECHARGE MARKS OF HENRI CLAVEL 1782-1789 circular box, the cover, sides and base set with panels of engine-turning with concentric circles stamped at intervals

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A FRENCH GOLD SNUFF-BOX

A FRENCH GOLD SNUFF-BOX BY ADRIEN-JEAN-MAXIMILIEN VACHETTE (FL. 1779-1839), MARKED, PARIS, STRUCK WITH THE PARISIAN SECOND STANDARD MARK FOR GOLD 1809-1819, THE PARISIAN GUARANTEE MARK FOR GOLD 1809-1819 AND THE PARISIAN POST-REVOLUTIONARY UNOFFICIAL STANDARD MARK FOR EIGHTEEN CARAT GOLD

Lot #: 44

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A LOUIS XV VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A PORTRAIT MINIATURE

A LOUIS XV VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A PORTRAIT MINIATURE BY MELCHOIR-RENÉ BARRÉ (FL. 1768-1791), MARKED, PARIS, 1771/1772, WITH THE CHARGE AND DECHARGE MARKS OF JULIEN ALATERRE 1768-1774, THE MINIATURE BY JEAN-DANIEL WELPER (1730-1789) oval box, the cover, sides and base set with panels

Lot #: 45

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE

AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE ROME, CIRCA 1850 rectangular micromosaic plaque inlaid on black marble depicting two roosters on a fig branch, within a gilt-wood frame 5 3/8 in. (135 mm.) wide 8 in. (200 mm.) wide with frame

Lot #: 49

Estimate: £9,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A LOUIS XV GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX

A LOUIS XV GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX BY BARNABÉ SAGERET (FL. 1731-1758), MARKED, PARIS, 1739/1740, WITH THE CHARGE AND DECHARGE MARKS OF LOUIS ROBIN 1738-1744 rectangular bloodstone box with tapering faceted sides mounted à jour within reeded polished gold mounts, with slightly raised scroll

Lot #: 50

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A LOUIS XV GOLD SNUFF-BOX

A LOUIS XV GOLD SNUFF-BOX BY PIERRE-MÉDARD MOTHET (FL.1761-AFTER 1791), MARKED, PARIS, 1764/1765, WITH THE CHARGE AND DECHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-JAQUES PREVOST 1762-1768 rectangular box, the cover, sides and base set with panels of moiré pattern engine-turning within chased entrelac reeded borders 2 5/8

Lot #: 56

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE

AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE ROME, CIRCA 1790 octagonal micromosaic plaque depicting a grisaille profile portrait of Apollo Belvedere against a black background, in fitted brown leather case 1 1/8 in. (28 mm.) high

Lot #: 57

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A GEORGE II GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX

A GEORGE II GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX LONDON, CIRCA 1760 cartouche-shaped box, the cover and base set with faceted panels of brown mocha agate mounted à jour within reeded gold mounts 2 7/8 in. (68 mm.) wide Provenance Christie's, London, 12 September 2018, lot 229. Sotheby’s, Paris, 30

Lot #: 65

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL BONBONNIÈRE SET WITH A MICROMOSAIC...

AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL BONBONNIÈRE SET WITH A MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE ROME, CIRCA 1810 circular dark-tortoiseshell box, the cover set with a micromosiac plaque depicting a lion devouring a dog in a mountainous landscape, within a polished gold frame 3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) diam

Lot #: 66

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL BONBONNIÈRE

AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL BONBONNIÈRE ROME, CIRCA 1790 circular gold-mounted blonde tortoiseshell box, the cover set with a micromosaic plaque depicting a butterfly, against a white background and within chased gold borders 2¾ in. (70 mm.) diam

Lot #: 67

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A LOUIS XV VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

A LOUIS XV VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX BY PIERRE-FRANÇOIS MATHIS BEAULIEU (FL. 1768-1791), MARKED, PARIS, 1771/1772, WITH THE CHARGE AND DECHARGE MARKS OF JULIEN ALATERRE 1768-1774, STAMPED WITH INVENTORY NUMBER 453, STRUCK WITH THE FRENCH POST-1838 GUARANTEE MARK FOR GOLD oval box, the cover and

Lot #: 69

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX BY GALLOPIN FRÈRES (FL. C.1800-1829), MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1820, STRUCK WITH TWO FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD oval box, the cover, sides and base set with panels of enamel decorated in a diaper-pattern of alternating gold triangles and

Lot #: 70

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE

AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE ROME, CIRCA 1820/1830 rectangular micromosaic plaque depicting a view of St Peter's Square with the domed Basilica and Vatican beyond 1¾ in. (48 mm.) wide

Lot #: 71

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN ITALIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE

AN ITALIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE THE BOX BY GIACOMO SIRLETTI (1755-1837), MARKED, WITH THE ROME STANDARD MARK FOR SILVER 1815-1870, THE MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE, ROME, CIRCA 1815/1820 rectangular box of red porphyry with silver-gilt mounts, the cover set with a

Lot #: 72

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL SNUFF-BOX

AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL SNUFF-BOX ROME, CIRCA 1800 rectangular gold-mounted box of dark tortoiseshell with canted corners, the cover set with a micromosaic plaque depicting The Cupid Seller , within a sablé gold frame chased with foliage 3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) wide

Lot #: 74

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE

AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE ROME, CIRCA 1800 oval micromosaic plaque depicting a goldfinch in a tree defending its nest from a snake, in a gilt and wood frame 1¾ in. (43 mm.) high 3¾ in. (95 mm.) high with frame

Lot #: 76

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE

AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE ROME, CIRCA 1800 rectangular gold-mounted box of dark tortoiseshell, the cover centred with a micromosaic diptych plaque, with one side depicting figures before a coastal landscape and on the other figures before a

Lot #: 78

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019