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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 SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE ...

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Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000
ca. US$15,719 - US$23,578
Price realised:  £10,000
ca. US$19,649
Lot number 69, Views: 80

A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE
GENEVA, CIRCA 1790/1800, WITH RUBBED PRESTIGE MARKS, INCLUDING THE PSEUDO-CHARGE MARK OF JULIEN ALATERRE, THE FLANGE STRUCK WITH ONE FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD, THE ENAMEL PLAQUE FRENCH, CIRCA 1760/70
A SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE GENEVA, CIRCA 1790/1800, WITH RUBBED PRESTIGE MARKS, INCLUDING THE PSEUDO-CHARGE MARK OF JULIEN ALATERRE, THE FLANGE STRUCK WITH ONE FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD, THE ENAMEL PLAQUE FRENCH, CIRCA 1760/70 rectangular with cut corners, the cover centred with an enamel plaque depicting two lovers in a landscape, within a gold mount, the cover and sides enamelled in translucent blue on an engine turned ground of horizontal stripes and foliate scrolls, within a polished gold and sky blue enamel band, the outer border with green enamel pellets and opaque white enamel taille d'épargne , the base similarly decorated and centred with a translucent blue enamel reserve on a ground of engine- turning with classical figures and an urn with flowers and foliate swags, the cut corners with paillons of flowers and urns 3½ in. (90 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