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155* “GRC” (Jean-Georges Rémond à Genève) / Jean François Soiron, punched number 3, 102 x 60 x 21 mm, circa 1810 A rare gold enamel snuff box with battle scene, presumably “The Battle of Vienna at Kahlenberg Mountain” Case: gold, case maker’s punch mark “GRC” (Jean Georges Rémond & Cie à Genève). Rectangular case with slanted corners, all sides engine-turned and translucent cobalt blue enamelled. The hinged cover with fine miniature painting, depicting presumably “The Battle of Vienna” within a narrow gold frame; signed lower right “Soiron pinxit”. Translucent green and opaque white patterned enamel border. Jean François Soiron (1756-1813) a Swiss artist who worked in Paris and was noted for his enamel portraits. The Battle of Vienna is a battle that took place on 11 and 12 September 1683 after the imperial city of Vienna had been besieged by the Ottoman Empire for two months. It was a battle of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation in league with the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Holy League) versus the Muslim Ottoman Empire and chiefdoms of the Ottoman Empire, and took place at Kahlenberg Mountain near Vienna. The battle marked the beginning of the political hegemony of the Habsburg dynasty in the Holy Roman Empire and Central Europe. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vienna, as of 09/23/2014. GRC” (Jean-Georges Rémond à Genève)日內瓦 / Jean François Soiron — 罕見的黃金琺瑯煙盒,殺戮戰場畫作,疑是”The Battle of Vienna at Kahlenberg Mountain” 39629 C: 2, 17 22.000 - 30.000 EUR 27.500 - 37.500 USD 220.000 - 300.000 HKD

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