Lot 412: AN ENAMEL SNUFF BOX WITH SILVER-GILT MOUNTS, CIRCA 1740 | An enamel snuff box with silver-gilt mounts, circa 1740

Est: £400 - £600
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Description: of cartouche form, decorated in raised gilding and translucent enamels on a dark blue ground, the lid, with shepherds, the base with a putto, the mounts with illegible Paris discharge mark; and a double-opening enamel snuff box, rectangular with shaped sides, decorated with raised gold paillons with Venus, putti and garlands on a turquoise ground, the interior of the lid painted in crimson camaïeu with lovers, reeded gilt-metal mounts
Dimensions: 6.7cm., 2 5/8 in wide.; 8.8cm., 3 1/2 in. wide
Condition Report: 1. minor chips and cracks on the side, some losses to translucent enamel particularly on the front. 2. very good condition
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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