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A SWISS JEWELLED ENAMELLED VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

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Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$3,834 - US$6,390
Price realised:  £3,500
ca. US$4,473
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A SWISS JEWELLED ENAMELLED VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
MAKER'S MARK F. F., PROBABLY GENEVA, CIRCA 1780, STRUCK WITH TWO FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD
A SWISS JEWELLED ENAMELLED VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX MAKER'S MARK F. F., PROBABLY GENEVA, CIRCA 1780, STRUCK WITH TWO FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD oval box, the sides and base set with panels of horizontal engine-turning and hung with foliate garlands, each centred with an oval cartouche with chased vari-colour gold flowers, foliage and musical trophies, the cover set with a panel of translucent green enamel on basket-weave engine-turned ground set with a diamond-set silver floral spray, within white enamel bead and vari-colour gold foliate borders, diamond-set silver thumbpiece 2 1/8 in. (54 mm.) wide

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Opulence: Silver, Gold Boxes, 19th Century Furniture & Works of Art
Date of the auction: 6 Jun 2017
Address: Christie's
London