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Auction: Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes
was auctioned on: 10 June 2008
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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

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Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$5,894 - US$9,824
Price realised:  £6,875
ca. US$13,508
Lot number 63, Views: 109

A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
PROBABLY GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, WITH SWISS MARKS AND INVENTORY NUMBER 2070
A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX PROBABLY GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, WITH SWISS MARKS AND INVENTORY NUMBER 2070 rectangular box with curved ends, reserves on cover, sides and base enamelled in opaque celadon green framed by gold and colour paillon -set borders, framed by reeded gold and narrow black enamel stripes, the cover furthermore painted with a scene en grisaille of a young soldier returning home to his countryside hut, greeted by his family, bright-cut gold rims, white enamelled side-pilasters engraved with taille d'épargne scrolling foliage 3 5/8 in. (93 mm.) wide

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes
Date of the auction: 10 Jun 2008
Address: Christie's
10 June 2008, London, King Street