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Auction: Christie's Interiors
was auctioned on: 30 June 2015
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A FRENCH SECOND EMPIRE 18-CARAT GOLD, JEWELLED AND ENAMEL IM...

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Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$3,111 - US$4,667
Price realised:  £2,625
ca. US$4,084
Lot number 458, Views: 72

A FRENCH SECOND EMPIRE 18-CARAT GOLD, JEWELLED AND ENAMEL IMPERIAL PRESENTATION SNUFF BOX
MARK OF A OVER G WITH A CAULDRON? BETWEEN, PARIS, 3RD. STANDARD, POST 1838
A FRENCH SECOND EMPIRE 18-CARAT GOLD, JEWELLED AND ENAMEL IMPERIAL PRESENTATION SNUFF BOX MARK OF A OVER G WITH A CAULDRON? BETWEEN, PARIS, 3RD. STANDARD, POST 1838 Opaque dark blue enamel surfaces with engraved gold foliate scrollwork, cover with rose-diamond set initial N within laurel wreath with crown above for Napoleon III , base with foliate scrollwork around a vacant reserve, sides with six foliate straps, engraved to front rim with retailer's details G.Lemonnier, Joaillier de la Couronne, 25 Place Vendôme , interior of cover inscribed in English:- Presented by their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of the French, to Mr. Nathan Thompson Jr. of New York, U.S.A. as a testimony of his Genius for inventing an invaluable Self Adjusting Life Preserving Seat which is destined to render important services to humanity, 7th April, 1855, Palace of the Tuileries 3 3/16 in. long (8.1 cm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Christie's Interiors
Date of the auction: 30 Jun 2015
Address: Christie's
30 June 2015, London, South Kensington