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    A GEORGES LE SACHÉ TIFFANY GOLD AND ENAMEL MATCH SAFE
    Georges le Saché, Paris, France, circa 1900
    Marks: LS within diamond, (double eagle mark), TIFFANY & CO
    1-7/8 inches high (4.8 cm)
    1.0 ounces (gross)

    The 18 karat gold match safe with raised and chased foliate design, cobalt blue over chartreuse enamel ground, hinged lid reveals chartreuse enamel to interior. Originally retailed by Tiffany & Co., Paris, France.

    The important French jewelry designer and manufacturer Georges le Saché provided enameled works for the Paris shop of Tiffany & Co., located at 36 avenue de l'Opera. As one of the most sought-after designers and makers in Paris, Saché provided material to the best jewelry houses for their displays at the major International Exhibitions, receiving an award of distinction in 1901 by the Chambre Syndicate de la Bijouterie.


    Condition Report*: some loss of blue enamel reveals layer of chartruse to gold below, minor loss of enamel to interior, some loss of gilt, surface scratches commensurate with age
    *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. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    26th Monday
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