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Auction: Auction 21.11.2000
was auctioned on: 21 November 2000
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Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$4,279 - US$7,132
Price realised:  £4,112
ca. US$5,865
Lot number 202, Views: 100

A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX probably Geneva, circa 1800, with Swiss marks and later French import marks for 1864-1893 Rectangular box with rounded corners, the cover enamelled en plein with an octagonal reserve painted with two girls seated in a landscape, one holding a letter in her right hand, against a translucent blue enamel background on an elliptical reeded guilloché ground, within an engraved gold border, set on a white enamelled ground with taille d'épargne gold leaf and mandorla spandrels, bright-cut gold rim, the panels on sides and base turned with a guilloché diaperwork and enamelled with translucent blue, all panels framed by white enamel bands with taille d'épargne gold leaves within arches on a matted gold ground, the corners similarly enamelled 27/8 in. (72 mm.) wide

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 21.11.2000
Date of the auction: 21 Nov 2000
Address: Christie's
London, King Street