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Auction: Auction 25.05.2004
was auctioned on: 25 May 2004
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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

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Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$7,152 - US$10,728
Price realised:  £6,572
ca. US$11,750
Lot number 205, Views: 54

A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX by Sené & Détalla, marked, Geneva, circa 1800, the enamel by Jean-Louis Richter (1766-1841), signed 'Richter' (lower left), later struck with two French post-1893 import marks for gold Octagonal box, the cover enamelled en plein with a view of a fancy classical landscape with the myth of Io, featuring Mercury, Io the heifer, Juno and her peacock, within a black enamelled gold band with taille d'épargne gold decoration in blue and white borders, the base identically framed and centred by a guilloché panel enamelled in translucent blue and black with a pattern of ovolos, the four side panels identically enamelled and framed by white enamel bands flanked by elongated blue, white and black enamelled lozenges, the four canted corners enamelled in black and engraved en taille d'épargne with gold amphoras parcel-enamelled in white, the lid with bright-cut rims 3 9/16 in. (91 mm.) wide

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 25.05.2004
Date of the auction: 25 May 2004
Address: Christie's
London, King Street