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Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000
ca. US$24,856 - US$37,285
Price realised:  £25,000
ca. US$31,071
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A FRENCH IMPERIAL JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX
BY ARTHUR GOOSSENS (FL. 1847-1863), MARKED, PARIS, CIRCA 1855, THE FLANGE ENGRAVED ' MAURICE MAYER JOALLIER DE L'EMPEREUR. 20 R. VIVIENNE PARIS ' AND NO 190
A FRENCH IMPERIAL JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX BY ARTHUR GOOSSENS (FL. 1847-1863), MARKED, PARIS, CIRCA 1855, THE FLANGE ENGRAVED ' MAURICE MAYER JOALLIER DE L'EMPEREUR. 20 R. VIVIENNE PARIS ' AND NO 190 shaped rectangular box, the cover and baluster sides engraved, cast and embossed with foliate scrolls on a sablé ground , the cover applied with a shaped oval blue guilloché enamel plaque set with old and rose-cut diamond studded monogram ‘N’, a Royal coronet above, for Napoléon III, Emperor (1852-1870) of the Second French Empire, flanked by four silver and blue enamel mounted paste stones, the interior cover with an engraved inscription 3 3/8 in. (85 mm.) wide The inscription reads ' Par l'Empereur / à Ct. Delachausse é / temoignage de satisfaction / 1er Mai 1856 '

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: OPULENCE .Silver . Gold Boxes . 19th Century Furniture & Works of Art
Date of the auction: 29 Nov 2016
Address: Christie's
London