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An 18th Century Swiss Gold Snuff Box

An 18th Century Swiss Gold Snuff Box

Gold
Geneva, circa 1790
Marked with initials C.H

Height: 2.3cm, 0.9in.
Diameter: 7.4cm, 2.9in.
Weight: 102g, 3ozs 4dwt

 

Of round form, the cover with an applied plaque with applied cast decoration, the scene of a trophyon stand, a basket of fruits, a dog and two birds in flight. The borders of the box decorated with trailing ivy in fruit together with rocaille scrolls.

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