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A FRENCH JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX

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Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000
ca. US$13,523 - US$20,285
Price realised:  £17,500
ca. US$29,583
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A FRENCH JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX
PARIS, CIRCA 1840/1850, STRUCK WITH THE POST 1840 FRENCH EXPORT MARK FOR GOLD AND THE 1838-1847 PARISIAN GUARANTEE MARK FOR SMALL GOLD ITEMS
A FRENCH JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX PARIS, CIRCA 1840/1850, STRUCK WITH THE POST 1840 FRENCH EXPORT MARK FOR GOLD AND THE 1838-1847 PARISIAN GUARANTEE MARK FOR SMALL GOLD ITEMS rectangular box with rounded corners, the cover, sides and base with translucent dark-blue en taille d'épargne enamel, with chased and polished gold strapwork and foliage on an engine-turned ground, the cover centred with a diamond-set initial of Leopold I (1790-1865), King of Belgium 1831-1865, beneath a royal crown 3¼ in. (82 mm.) wide

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Centuries of Style, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures, Gold Boxes and Silver
Date of the auction: 3 Jun 2014
Address: Christie's
3 June 2014, London, King Street