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A GERMAN OR SWISS JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH...

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Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000
ca. US$9,547 - US$12,729
Price realised:  £10,625
ca. US$16,906
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A GERMAN OR SWISS JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A LATER MINIATURE
HANAU OR GENEVA, CIRCA 1780/1790, WITH TWO FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD, THE ENAMEL MINIATURE NINETEENTH CENTURY
A GERMAN OR SWISS JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A LATER MINIATURE HANAU OR GENEVA, CIRCA 1780/1790, WITH TWO FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD, THE ENAMEL MINIATURE NINETEENTH CENTURY oval box, the cover and sides with panels of translucent dark blue enamel over a coin-pattern engine-turned ground, the base similarly enamelled over a sun-burst engine-turned ground, the cover centred with an enamel portrait miniature of a lady in a lace-edged embroidered blue and gold dress, two red ribbons in her long, curling, powdered hair, in a diamond-set frame within a sablé gold border chased with foliage, the borders and four pilasters with scrolling foliage, flowerheads and vases enamelled with blue, green and white taille d'épargne within opaque white enamel frames, in fitted brown leather case 3 7/16 in. (87 mm.) wide (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes
Date of the auction: 30 May 2012 - 31 May 2012
Address: Christie's
30-31 May 2012, London, King Street