Description

    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.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2016
    18th Tuesday
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