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Lot No. 415
Lot No. 415
Estimate  7,500 - 15,000 €
Price Realised  10,000 €
This is a lot of the last auction!

Hanau, Germany, 94 x 64 x 16 mm, 125 g

, circa 1840

An exquisite gold and enamel snuff box "A lazy summer afternoon"

Case: 18K gold, rectangular case with canted corners; lid and base are decorated with rectangular, polychrome enamel paintings framed by arched segments that are embellished with acanthus and anthemion Sablé ground; engraved gold oak on opaque cobalt blue ground. The hinged cover is painted with the exquisite miniature of a mischievous boy and his dog hiding in a mountain cavern; a shovel lies on the ground near the boy. A farmworker is visible in the distance. The back is decorated with a monochrome enamel plaque with summer flowers and corn-ears; the canted corners are engraved with anthemion on a Sablé ground.
Case: very good, slightly chipped

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