DescriptionA Swiss 18K Gold and Enamel Snuff Box, likely Geneva, Switzerland, circa 1790
Marks: ET, (French import marks to bezel)
0-1/2 h x 3-5/8 w x 2-5/8 d inches (1.3 x 9.2 x 6.7 cm)
The canted rectangular box with grisaille enameled panels to lid and base, the lid depicting a warrior battling a lion with a mirrored shield, an armor and flag group depicted to base, each surrounded by foliage borders with white enamel filets, harvest motif borders on sablé ground with blue enamel triangles to the canted corners, each centered with gold florettes, similar harvest motif to the side cants and scrolling foliage with white filets to the sides.
Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000.
Light scratching to the enameled panels, small missing flakes to the side filets, otherwise with light surface scratches 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. 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.
Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Miscellaneous Collectibles, Small (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
I am not only a happy first-time consignor, I will be returning! Thank you for the wonderful experience.View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)