DescriptionTwo Swedish Partial Gilt Silver Allegorical Snuff Boxes, circa 1759 & 1766
Marks: (various marks)
2-1/4 inches diameter (5.7 cm) (larger)
4.28 troy ounces
The heavy round box, lid depicting a reclining nude woman and putto on a scrolled ground, thumb rest to lid, waisted sides, the small ovular box with partial gilt classical scene to the lid, thumb rest to lid, banded and waisted sides and gilt interior.
Estimate: $600 - $900.
Rubbing to the allegorical depictions, rubbing of gilding to the smaller case, otherwise with light pitting, pin dents and surface scratches indicative of age, use and polishing.
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