Description

    A Jean-Joseph Isaac Bellamy Swiss Enameled Gold and Seed Pearl Snuff Box, Geneva, Switzerland, circa 1790
    Marks: JJ, IB
    1-7/8 h x 2-3/4 w x 2 d inches (4.8 x 7.0 x 5.1 cm)
    87.88 grams

    PROVENANCE:
    Christie's, London, June 2015, Sale 10397, lot 217;
    Acquired above, private collection.

    The hinged, ovular box with a finely painted, octagonal enamel plaque depicting a shepherdess with a sleeping child, set within a seed pearl border, panels of dark blue enamel with taille d'├ępargne scrolling gilt paillons and foliage with green enamel leaves to the lid, sides, and base, canted rectangular cartouche to underside with an illustration of a hunting dog persuing fowl in paillons.

    Note: Bezel is struck with a Parisian post-1838 standard mark for gold.


    Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Light scratches to the enameled plaque and panels to the lid and base, small restoration to the panel below the hinge, otherwise with surface scratches to the gold elements and enamel indicative of age and light 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. 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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