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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

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Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000
ca. US$19,456 - US$29,184
Price realised:  £23,750
ca. US$38,507
Lot number 348, Views: 137

A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY GUIDON, REMOND & GIDE (FL. 1792-1801), MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, LATER STRUCK WITH THE RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR THE FRENCH DEPARTMENTS 1809-1819, THE ENAMEL BY JEAN-LOUIS RICHTER (SWISS, 1766-1841), SIGNED 'RICHTER' (LOWER RIGHT)
A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX BY GUIDON, REMOND & GIDE (FL. 1792-1801), MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1800, LATER STRUCK WITH THE RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR THE FRENCH DEPARTMENTS 1809-1819, THE ENAMEL BY JEAN-LOUIS RICHTER (SWISS, 1766-1841), SIGNED 'RICHTER' (LOWER RIGHT) octagonal box, the cover enamelled en plein with a mountainous lakeside landscape with children and a hut in the foreground, within a ribbon-twist enamel border and black enamelled gold bands with parcel-blue and white enamelled taille d'épargne gold decoration, the base identically framed, the sides and base engine-turned with a diaper pattern and enamelled in translucent blue, the four canted corners enamelled in black and white and engraved en taille d'épargne with vases of flowers flanked by white enamelled columns 3½ in. (93 mm.) wide

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Glass, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes
Date of the auction: 7 Jun 2011
Address: Christie's
7 June 2011, London, King Street