Lot No. 98 (94th Auction)
Jean-Abraham Lissignol, Geneva / Master's mark "R" crowned, 83 x 19 mm, 149 g, circa 1790

A selected Swiss gold enamel powder box with allegorical depiction in a fitted green morocco case
Case: 18K gold, master's mark "R" crowned incuse, later French control marks.
Round box, the base, sides and lid with lavish engine-turned pattern and translucent blue enamelling framed by champlevé and paillon borders. The independent lid painted in lightly-tinted grisaille, signed "Lissignol" and is edged with split pearls.

Jean-Abraham Lissignol was born in Geneva in 1749. He was the pupil and partner of Jean-Marc Roux and later was apprenticed in Paris. He was one of the most important enamel miniature painters and was specialised on snuffboxes and watch cases. He worked for Jaquet-Droz, Leschot, Rochat, John Rich and Jean-Georges RĂ©mond & Company He died in Plainpalais in 1819.
Estimate  60,000 - 80,000 €

Price Realised  71,500 €
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