DescriptionA Moulinie Freres & Cie. Swiss Enameled Gold and Seed Pearl Pear-Form Snuff Box, Geneva, Switzerland, circa 1820
Marks: MF&C (within diamond), (rubbed mark)
2-1/4 inches high x 1-1/2 inches wide (5.7 x 3.8 cm)
The box in the form of a Red Anjou pear with translucent red enamel over peak-raised engine-turned ground to the lid, sides, and base, lid set with natural seed pearls with green foliage and black enameled negative space, florettes and running filets border to the sides, reserve to underside surrounded by taille d'epargne foliage in white and black enamel.
All pearls appear to be present, light pitting to the filets, light pin dents to the interior which do not take away from the overall appearance, otherwise with light surface scratches indicative of age and light use.
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