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    An 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)
    56.69 grams

    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.

    Condition Report*: 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.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2016
    18th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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