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Lot No. 93 (95th Auction)
English, 35 x 29 x 10 mm, 17 g, circa 1820

A small and very fine gold enamel pill box with finest enamel painting "en grisaille"
Case: 18k gold, opaque and translucent enamel, Latvian gold punch mark 1920.

The hinged lid of the oval box is decorated with a high oval enamel medallion with an en grisaille miniature showing the profile bust of a Roman ruler on brown ground; it is framed by an ornamented opaque white enamel ribbon. Inside the rim is a cobalt blue enamel border on engine-turned ground with stylized gold and white flowers; the pattern is repeated on the sides of the box. The base plate is lavishly decorated with floral engraving in the centre surrounded by ornamental ribbons.
Estimate  2,200 - 3,500 €
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