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.
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