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Auction: Silver & Gold Boxes
was auctioned on: 18 May 2016
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A FRENCH ROYAL JEWELLED PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD PRESENTATION S...

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Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000
ca. US$14,543 - US$21,815
Price realised:  £52,500
ca. US$76,354
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A FRENCH ROYAL JEWELLED PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX
BY ETIENNE-LUCIEN BLERZY (FL. 1801-1808), MARKED, PARIS, CIRCA 1809, STRUCK WITH THE INVENTORY NUMBER 399, THE 1797 PARISIAN GUARANTEE MARK FOR GOLD ITEMS AND THE 1809 PARISIAN REVIEW MARK FOR SMALL GOLD ITEMS
A FRENCH ROYAL JEWELLED PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX BY ETIENNE-LUCIEN BLERZY (FL. 1801-1808), MARKED, PARIS, CIRCA 1809, STRUCK WITH THE INVENTORY NUMBER 399, THE 1797 PARISIAN GUARANTEE MARK FOR GOLD ITEMS AND THE 1809 PARISIAN REVIEW MARK FOR SMALL GOLD ITEMS oval box, the cover set with an oval s ablé plaque applied with silver-mounted diamond-set crowned monogram of Charles XIII of Sweden (1748-1818) and engraved with an inscription, within opaque blue enamel taille d' é pargne border on a chased foliate ground, the sides and base set with panels of engine-turning within blue and black enamel taille d' é pargne borders divided by four black enamel pilasters 3½ in. (87 mm.) wide The inscription when translated from Swedish reads 'In Memory of Charles XIII on the occasion of 5 February 1818' - the day of his death.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Silver & Gold Boxes
Date of the auction: 18 May 2016
Address: Christie's
London