ANTIQUE 19thC SWISS 18K GOLD & ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, BAUTTE & MOYNIER, GENEVA c.1810

ANTIQUE 19thC SWISS 18K GOLD & ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, BAUTTE & MOYNIER, GENEVA c.1810

9,995.00

19th Century Swiss 18k gold & enamel snuff box made for the Ottoman market, oblong cushion shaped, the lid inset with an oval enamel panel painted in opaque and translucent enamels with an idealised historic view of the Chateau de Chillon on guilloche ground, the hinged lid decorated in gold and white taille d'épargne enamelling with flowers on a delicate rose pink ground, the sides and base similarly decorated with a trellis design resembling quilting. Hallmarked with makers mark for Bautte & Moynier.

REFERENCE NUMBER: A5172

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DESCRITION

Antique early-19th Century Swiss 18k solid gold & enamel snuff box made for the Ottoman market, oblong cushion shaped, the lid inset with an oval enamel panel painted in opaque and translucent enamels with an idealised historic view of the Chateau de Chillon on guilloche ground, the hinged lid decorated in gold and white taille d'épargne enamelling with flowers on a delicate rose pink ground, the sides and base similarly decorated with a trellis design resembling quilting. 

This snuff box demonstrates the best of the Geneva enameling techniques of the time, hallmarked with Geneva post 1815 town mark and makers mark for Bautte & Moynier company, world renowned jewelers who were best known for their enamel work and amongst clients included Queen Victoria and the duchess of Clermont-Tonnerre.

CONDITION

In Excellent Condition - no damage, just general wear.


SIZE

Height: 2cm
Width: 7.5 x 5cm
Weight: 112g