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Auction: Auction 28.11.2006
was auctioned on: 28 November 2006
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AN IMPORTANT SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A ROMAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE

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Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000
ca. US$57,338 - US$95,563
Price realised:  £153,600
ca. US$293,571
Lot number 90, Views: 28

AN IMPORTANT SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A ROMAN MICROMOSAIC PLAQUE the box by Jean-François-Bautte & Co., marked, Geneva, circa 1840, the flange engraved 'J. F. Bautte. &. C m e a. Geneve', the micromosaic from the Barberi workshop, Rome, circa 1840 Rectangular box with rounded corners, the cover inset with a fine rectangular micromosaic depicting a waterfall in a mountainous landscape, within a raised black and white enamelled rim, the sides and base panels of frosted gold and enamelled en relief with multi-colour flowers finely painted in opaque enamel and with leaves in translucent green enamel, the borders enamelled with translucent green leaves and white chevrons, the four corners of the base walls chased with fluted columns 3 3/8 in. (87 mm.) wide

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 28.11.2006
Date of the auction: 28 Nov 2006
Address: Christie's
28 November 2006, London, King Street