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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET

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Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$6,544 - US$9,817
Price realised:  £5,250
ca. US$8,590
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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET
GENEVA, CIRCA 1830/1840, STRUCK WITH A 14-CARAT GOLD MARK
A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR THE ORIENTAL MARKET GENEVA, CIRCA 1830/1840, STRUCK WITH A 14-CARAT GOLD MARK Oval box with scalloped outline, the cover and base centred by oval reserves with concave sides enamelled with trophies of Music on cover and floral bouquet on base against opaque light blue ground, gold strapwork and red guilloché enamel border surrounded by apple-green champlevé enamel interspersed with translucent blue flowers and four sky-blue oval cartouches containing gold trophies of Music and translucent blue flowers, the sides similarly enamelled with alternating panels of cornflower-blue enamel with white scrolls and apple-green enamel with sky-blue cartouches, translucent crimson and opaque white foliage, scalloped flange 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: 2 Jun 2009
Address: Christie's
2 June 2009, London, King Street