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A FRENCH JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD ROYAL PRESENTATION SNUFF-BO...

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Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000
ca. US$9,942 - US$14,914
Price realised:  £20,000
ca. US$24,856
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A FRENCH JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD ROYAL PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX
BY ARTHUR GOOSSENS (FL. 1847-1863), MARKED, PARIS, CIRCA 1850, STRUCK WITH A POST-1838 PARISIAN GUARANTEE MARK FOR GOLD
A FRENCH JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD ROYAL PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX BY ARTHUR GOOSSENS (FL. 1847-1863), MARKED, PARIS, CIRCA 1850, STRUCK WITH A POST-1838 PARISIAN GUARANTEE MARK FOR GOLD rectangular box with rounded corners, the cover centred with a shaped cartouche of translucent blue enamel on an engine-turned ground and applied with old-cut diamond silver-mounted entwined Gothic initials 'F L,' a Royal crown above, the base centred by a fine guilloché diaperwork pattern, the borders of lid and base and the concave sides stamped with a raised scrolling overlay of polished gold foliage on a matted gold ground, slightly raised foliate thumbpiece 3½ in. (86 mm.) wide

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