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A FINE SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A ROMAN MICRO...

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Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$5,900 - US$8,850
Price realised:  £32,450
ca. US$47,865
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A FINE SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A ROMAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE
THE BOX BY BAUTTE & CO., MARKED, GENEVA, 1831-1837, WITH 18-CARAT GOLD MARK AND THE IMPORT MARK FOR SMALL OBJECTS, PARIS 1819-1838, THE MICROMOSAIC, ROME, CIRCA 1835
A FINE SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A ROMAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE THE BOX BY BAUTTE & CO., MARKED, GENEVA, 1831-1837, WITH 18-CARAT GOLD MARK AND THE IMPORT MARK FOR SMALL OBJECTS, PARIS 1819-1838, THE MICROMOSAIC, ROME, CIRCA 1835 Rectangular box with wavy sides, the cover inset with a rectangular micromosaic depicting a couple in a landscape with cascade and bridge in the background, the engine-turned cover, sides and base enamelled with black and white taille d'épargne linear borders, the side pilasters enamelled with white flowers, gold scrolling foliage paillons on black ground, the base with a similarly enamelled cartouche centred with a rosette 3¼ in. (83 mm.) wide

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes
Date of the auction: 10 Jun 2010
Address: Christie's
10 June 2010, London, King Street