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A 19th Century French Gold & Enamel Snuff Box

Paris, circa 1870
Maker’s mark indistinct
Bearing the 18-carat gold Parisian post 1838 standard mark

Length: 9cm, 3 ½ in.

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The rectangular box with rounded corners and convex sides, the cover, sides, and base set with panels of translucent yellow enamel on an engine-turned moire ground within polished gold borders. The cover set with a trailing floral garland of brightly coloured flowers and foliage entwined around a translucent blue enamel cartouche frame with gold rosettes at each corner. The box with a slightly raised enamel thumbpiece. It comes together with its original black leather case.

A 19th Century French Gold & Enamel Snuff Box Reference: 23705.2