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    A François Joanin Swiss Gold and Enamel Snuff Box, Geneva, Switzerland, circa 1815
    Marks: FJ (laurel, (prestige marks), 6280 (to bezel)
    0-1/2 h x 3-3/8 w x 2-1/2 d inches (1.3 x 8.6 x 6.4 cm)
    107.72 grams

    Christie's New York, October 2003, Sale 1286, lot 190;
    Acquired above, private collection.

    The canted rectangular box with a finely painted inset plaque of an idyllic landscape on an opalescent oyster-pink ground, surrounded by engraved chevron and foliage border on a sablé ground, the engraved coral-pattern panels to the sides alternating with Lily-of-the-Valley plants to the cants, conforming border to underside framing a coral-patterned panel.

    Condition Report*: Light scratches to the painted plaque with small inclusions to the corners and the left side, otherwise with light surface scratches to the gold elements indicative of age and use, presents well.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2016
    18th Tuesday
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