DescriptionA Les Freres Toussaint German Vari-Color 18K Gold Snuff Box, Hanau, Germany, circa 1780
Marks: LFT (crowned), (portcullis charge mark)
1-1/4 h x 2-1/4 w x 1-3/8 d inches (3.2 x 5.8 x 3.5 cm)
The hinged, rectangular box with depictions of pastoral farm life and ruins in two-tones to each plane, including Shepard with pipe and sheep to the lid, sleeping hounds and groups of sheep. Lot includes original jeweler's receipt.
Note: Portcullis marks are of the fermier, Eloy Brichard.
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000.
Minor nicking to the edges, visible under close inspection, rubbing of the illustrations to the exterior and marks to the interior, otherwise with surface scratches indicative of age and use, presents well.
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