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A FRENCH ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

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Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000
ca. US$22,476 - US$29,968
Price realised:  £18,750
ca. US$28,095
Lot number 270, Views: 60

A FRENCH ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY ETIENNE-LUCIEN BLERZY (FL. 1801-1808), MARKED, PARIS, CIRCA 1809, STRUCK WITH THE PARISIAN POST-1797 GUARANTEE MARK FOR GOLD ITEMS AND THE 1809 PARISIAN REVIEW MARK FOR SMALL GOLD ITEMS
A FRENCH ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX BY ETIENNE-LUCIEN BLERZY (FL. 1801-1808), MARKED, PARIS, CIRCA 1809, STRUCK WITH THE PARISIAN POST-1797 GUARANTEE MARK FOR GOLD ITEMS AND THE 1809 PARISIAN REVIEW MARK FOR SMALL GOLD ITEMS rectangular box with canted corners, the cover, sides and base set with panels of wave-pattern engine-turning within opaque dark-blue enamel taille d’épargne trailing foliate borders, in fitted red leather case. 2¾ in. (68 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: 1 Dec 2015 - 2 Dec 2015
Address: Christie's
1-2 December 2015, London, King Street