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A SWISS JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF BOX

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Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000
ca. US$19,741 - US$32,902
Price realised:  £37,500
ca. US$49,353
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A SWISS JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF BOX
BY GEORGES RÉMOND & COMPAGNIE (FL. 1783-CIRCA 1820), MARKED, GENEVA, 1805-1815
A SWISS JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF BOX BY GEORGES RÉMOND & COMPAGNIE (FL. 1783-CIRCA 1820), MARKED, GENEVA, 1805-1815 rectangular box, the cover set with an enamel plaque depicting the English Garden in Munich, within split seed-pearl border, the sides and base set with panels of translucent green enamel over an engine-turned sun-ray ground within white enamel frames, the corners with opaque sky-blue and white taille d’épargne flower vases, the interior cover with engraved cypher SM with crown above 3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) wide The interior cypher SM celebrates the birth of the Princesses Sophie and Marie, twins, born in 1805, the children of Elector Maximillian Joseph I of Bavaria (1756-1825) from his second marriage to Caroline of Baden (1776-1841).

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Magnificent Gold Boxes from a Private Collection
Date of the auction: 7 Jul 2016
Address: Christie's
London