A late 18th/early 19th century Swiss gold and enamelled snuff box With incuse crowned R mark
Lot 4
A late 18th/early 19th century Swiss gold and enamelled snuff box With incuse crowned R mark
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 10,505) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A late 18th/early 19th century Swiss gold and enamelled snuff box
With incuse crowned R mark
The ovoid cover painted with a scene of a huntsman assisting a young lady to dismount whilst a hunt servant attempts to control his mount, with a dead deer to the foreground and other in the distance down an alley of streets still pursued by hounds within a gilt ribband bound border, with bands of green and gilt foliage on translucent white to the edge, the sides with panels of royal blue guilloché enamel separated by paillons vase pilasters, the base with the same blue translucent enamel over a rayed engine-turned ground within a white enamel border, length 8.6cm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The BUSCA Collection, Villa Serbelloni, Como, acquired in the 18th and 19th century and thence by descent to the present owners.
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