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Russian Gold and Enamel Snuff Box

Auction:
2940B
Lot:
58
Sold for:
$11,070$9,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2940B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 06, 2016 4:00PM

Description:

Russian Gold and Enamel Snuff Box, bearing rubbed marks for St. Petersburg, late 18th century, the lid with an inset painted glass medallion depicting fisherman in a boat on a river, offset by trailing enamel-accented leafy tendrils and simulated pearls, with pale blue guilloche enamel to the sides and base, dia. 2 3/4 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Painted surface lifting from glass in areas (see images). Minor scattered losses to enamel accents (particularly to base, all fairly minor and unobtrusive). Otherwise in good overall condition.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

St. Petersburg, Decorative arts, Glass art, Guilloché, Jewellery making, Medallion, Pottery, Visual arts, Vitreous enamel

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