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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD MUSICAL SNUFF-BOX

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Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000
ca. US$8,990 - US$11,987
Price realised:  £7,500
ca. US$11,238
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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD MUSICAL SNUFF-BOX
MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT, GENEVA, CIRCA 1800
A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD MUSICAL SNUFF-BOX MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT, GENEVA, CIRCA 1800 rectangular box with rounded corners, the cover, sides and base set with panels of engine-turning forming a pattern of small peaked lozenges, the cover centred with a reserve containing musical trophies with flowers and foliage stamped in parcel-enamelled polished gold on a sablé ground, the matted gold borders on cover and base stamped with parcel-enamelled trailing foliage, with dark-blue enamelled borders, the rounded corners of the sides stamped with foliage parcel-enamelled in dark-blue on matted gold rectangles, the inside of the base fitted with a musical movement released by a lever on the front panel, with later key, in fitted red leather case 3 3/8 in. (85 mm.) wide

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes
Date of the auction: 1 Dec 2015 - 2 Dec 2015
Address: Christie's
1-2 December 2015, London, King Street