A fine veri gold and enamel erotic musical snuff box,  circa 1830, Swiss
Lot 9*
A fine veri-gold and enamel erotic musical snuff box, circa 1830, Swiss,
Sold for £30,000 (US$ 50,626) inc. premium
Lot Details
Fine Musical and Automata Vertu
A fine veri-gold and enamel erotic musical snuff box,
circa 1830, Swiss,
The two-air cylinder movement with 25-part sectional comb on brass bedplate, actuating a highly erotic scene of two pairs of lovers in a classical garden, with painted enamel ground of a formal garden with box, fountain and trees, applied veri-gold relief urne sur-le-stand, two running dogs, an orchard basket and three trees with detailed leaves and branches, the lovers to the left standing semi-clothed, in flagrante delicto with movement to hips, arm and knees, the dog in the centre by the basket nodding towards the lovers to the right with the lady seated stroking her arm, arousing the standing man, in finely tooled rectangular case with central panels of sextuplet linier waves, framed by blue enamel highlighted flowers and further borders of laurel swags to all sides, change/repeat to front-right corner and start/stop button rear-centre - 3.2/8in. (8.25cm) wide
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