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    A Rare and Important Christian Maas Swedish 20K Gold and Enameled Snuff Box, by repute from the Collection of a Royal Family, Stockholm, Sweden, circa 1786
    Marks: CM, 20K, (three crowns), (city mark), D2
    1-1/8 h x 3-1/2 w x 2-1/8 d inches (2.9 x 8.9 x 5.4 cm)
    5.39 troy ounces

    The oval, hinged box with panels of translucent sapphire-blue enamel over engine-turned and pellet ground scattered with gold paillon stars to the lid, sides and base, each within white enameled bead borders and further set with rope-form border applied to sablé ground, alternating enameled panels and taille d'epargne swag and pilasters to the sides


    Condition Report*: Attractive and deep sapphire blue enamel with minor light scratches to each panel, minor pitting to the white enamel bead borders to the side of the case, one paillon star is absent to the case verso, light denting to the interior of the lid which does not detract from the overall appearance, otherwise with light surface scratches indicative of age and use.
    *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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    October, 2016
    18th Tuesday
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