DescriptionA Swiss Enameled 18K Gold Snuff Box with Harbor Scene, circa 1790
Marks: T (crowned), J (crowned), (indecipherable mark)
1-3/8 h x 3-1/8 w x 2-1/4 d inches (3.5 x 7.9 x 5.7 cm)
The hinged ovular box adorned with translucent light-blue enamel panels over engine-turned and scattered pellet ground to the lid, sides, and base, within borders composed of raised opalescent enameled beading (simulating seed opals) and foliage on a sablé ground, lid is centered with an enameled harbor scene painted in violet en camaïe on an opalescent oyster-pink ground.
There are minor light scratches to the inset paited plaque, a few scattered small, light scratches to the translucent enameled panels, a few of the opalescent enameled beads have been replaced around the foot, otherwise with light surface scratches to the exposed gold elements indicative of age and use, presents well.
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