Gold, enamel and tortoise shell snuffbox... - Lot 98 - Marie-Saint Germain

Lot 98
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800 - 1200 EUR
Gold, enamel and tortoise shell snuffbox... - Lot 98 - Marie-Saint Germain
Gold, enamel and tortoise shell snuffbox with piqué decoration.
The box is belted with gold finely chased with floral motifs on the lid
the lid, the bottom and the frame covered with varnish of yellow, white and
and red lines, on the lid a miniature enamel painting under glass
under glass representing a young woman delicately adorned with silk
the whole surrounded by four enamel cartouches representing a little
a little girl in Persian and a little boy with a turban
in a landscape with an exotic background, a still life
and the attributes of music, between each cartouche a motif
of floral arabesques.
Unreadable hallmarks, probably Hanau, end of 18th century
Diameter: 8 cm Height: 3 cm Weight: 85 gr
Small damages to the varnish, small dents to the gold ring
and small residues on the miniature. Slight lifting of the scale
on the inside.
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