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    A Moulinie Freres & Cie. Swiss Enameled Gold and Seed Pearl Pear-Form Snuff Box, Geneva, Switzerland, circa 1820
    Marks: MF&C (within diamond), (rubbed mark)
    2-1/4 inches high x 1-1/2 inches wide (5.7 x 3.8 cm)
    36.85 grams



    The box in the form of a Red Anjou pear with translucent red enamel over peak-raised engine-turned ground to the lid, sides, and base, lid set with natural seed pearls with green foliage and black enameled negative space, florettes and running filets border to the sides, reserve to underside surrounded by taille d'epargne foliage in white and black enamel.


    Condition Report*: All pearls appear to be present, light pitting to the filets, light pin dents to the interior which do not take away from the overall appearance, otherwise with light surface scratches indicative of age and light use.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2016
    18th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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