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A SWISS JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

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Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000
ca. US$59,937 - US$89,905
Price realised:  £86,500
ca. US$129,613
Lot number 238, Views: 77

A SWISS JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY SENÉ & NEISER, GENEVA, CIRCA 1810
A SWISS JEWELLED ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX BY SENÉ & NEISER, GENEVA, CIRCA 1810 formed as a lion couchant, the cover realistically painted in enamel, the mane set with diamonds, the tail and outer border set with seed pearls, the base with a scene of a violent storm, with a cascading water-fall in a mountainous landscape and the sky lit red by a lighting bolt, within opaque black enamel taille d’épargne gold foliate border, the sides enamelled with fruits and flowers against a dark-blue ground within white enamel filets 3 1/8 in. (80 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: 1 Dec 2015 - 2 Dec 2015
Address: Christie's
1-2 December 2015, London, King Street