DescriptionAn Extremely Rare Frantz Bergs Swedish 21K Gold Snuff Box with Painted Miniature, Stockholm, Sweden, circa 1725-1777
Marks: FB, (rubbed mark), 21K
0-3/4 inches high x 1-3/4 inches diameter (1.9 x 4.4 cm)
The small, round, hinged box with chased repoussé depiction of the goddess Ceres within a C-scroll and floral border, thumb press to lid, reeded foliage adorning the waisted side, rounded base with engraved Rococo scroll and shell motif, fixé-sous-verre portrait of a classical female with camel amongst ruins to the interior of the lid.
Note: Bergs was the goldsmith to the Swedish Royal family in the mid-18th century.
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000.
Small tear to the top of the lid, rubbing to the repoussé goddess, light rubbing and pin dents to the base, otherwise with surface scratches indicative of age and use.
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