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A 19th CENTURY SWISS ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

€36000

Era: early 19th century.
Dim: W 3.14 in / D 2.16 in / H 0.78 in.
Dim: W 8 cm / D 5,5 cm / H 2 cm.
Weight: 4.37 oz (124 g).
Swiss prestige hallmarks. 

 

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A rectangular gold and enamelled snuff-box. The cover is set with an enamel miniature depicting an alpine lakeside view with harbour scene in the foreground  and mountains beyond the Léman lake. The miniature is set in a frame with  raised foliate sablé gold border.The side and the base are worked with a geometric guilloche pattern.
This snuffbox is characteristic of the Geneva production of the first quarter of the 19th century. The enamels are then strongly influenced by the works of Pierre-Louis de la Rive (1753-1817) painter from Geneva. Jean-Louis Richter (1766-1841) was one of the renowned enamellers who produced many enamelled compositions rarely signed to adorn snuffboxes. Thus, this view is apparently influenced by Richter's work. Swiss work.

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