CHISELED GOLD, OVAL SNUFF-BOX WITH CASE, 18TH CENTURY

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Oval snuff-box with gold chiseled in several tones, decorated with guillochis panels within a framework of foliated garlands. Hinged lid, in the centre an oval minature painted on ivory: bust of young lady (Previously enameled on half of the snuff-box).

Swiss work, late 18th Century, "de prestige" maker's mark on the inset, affixed, of the era, with their goal being to resemble as close as possible even with the maker's marks, French snuff-boxes and specifically Parisian, were recognized as the most valuable.

Weight: 154 grams (5-1/2 oz.)

Dimensions: 83 x 60 x 33 mm (3-1/4 x 2-1/4 x 1-1/4 in.)

With gilted leather case fastened with iron, 18th Century.

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  • Expertissim Reference: 390409