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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE ...

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Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000
ca. US$13,089 - US$19,634
Price realised:  £13,750
ca. US$22,497
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A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE
BY GUIDON, GIDE AND BLONDET, MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1801-1815
A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE BY GUIDON, GIDE AND BLONDET, MARKED, GENEVA, CIRCA 1801-1815 Rectangular box with cut corners, the cover decorated with translucent blue enamel on a guilloché ground, bordered by pellets of lilac enamel and gold palms, centred with a hexagonal plaque painted in sepia on a red opalescent ground with a sacrifice at love's altar in antiquity, lozenge frosted gold clasps chased with pastoral trophies comprising Venus' sacred roses, Ceres' corn and sickle, a veil-draped bacchic ewer, tazza and fruit basket together with a trophy of Music clustered by a bacchic thyrsus, the sides and base enamelled in translucent blue on a guilloché ground, framed with opaque white enamel, the cut corners enamelled with Flora's flower, a trophy of Harvest, bacchic vines and a theatric trophy; brown hinged leather case, the interior cover stamped 'BULGARI ROMA' 3¾ in. (96 mm.) wide (2)

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