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Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000
ca. US$23,420 - US$31,227
Price realised:  £26,250
ca. US$40,985
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A FRENCH JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR EXPORT TO THE INDIAN MARKET
BY LOUIS FRANÇOIS TRONQUOY (FL. 1827-1871), MARKED, PARIS, 1840-1870, WITH THE FRENCH EXPORT MARK FOR GOLD AND SILVER 1840-1878
A FRENCH JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR EXPORT TO THE INDIAN MARKET BY LOUIS FRANÇOIS TRONQUOY (FL. 1827-1871), MARKED, PARIS, 1840-1870, WITH THE FRENCH EXPORT MARK FOR GOLD AND SILVER 1840-1878 rectangular box with rounded corners, enamelled all over in turquoise blue, the hinged cover applied with an Indian elephant cast in gold and studded with a sapphire and diamonds, standing in a gold meadow set with emeralds and flowers in sapphires, garnets and diamonds, flanked by two gold trees studded with diamonds and ruby and emerald cabochons, within gold band border, the sides with gold tongue and leaf borders, the sides and base with taille d'épargne bright-cut gold interlacing strapwork 3 13/16 in. (97 mm.) wide

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: An Iberian Private Collection Part I: Important Gold Boxes & Objects of Vertu
Date of the auction: 8 Dec 2011
Address: Christie's
8 December 2011, London, King Street