Lot No. 200* (99th Auction)
Master's Mark "LC", Geneva, 97 x 57 x 34 mm, 189 g, circa 1780

A Swiss gold enamel snuff box of museum quality "The Coronation"
Case: gold, polychrome enamel, maker's mark "LC", imitating charge mark Julien Alaterre, imitating discharge mark Jean-Baptiste Fouache, imitating Parisian guild punch mark "H".

Flat navette-form box; cover, sides and base with engine-turned pattern and translucent blue enamel. The hinged lid is decorated with a central oval enamel medallion with polychrome colours in a gold "sablé" frame with translucent green enamel leaves and opaque white beads. The miniature shows an exquisitely painted coronation scene with a young lady in an ermine cloak. All sides are decorated with applied "sablè" goldwork with fitted translucent green foliage scrolls, red petals and opalescent enamel beads. The sides are additionally ornamented with four stylized pilaster strips with translucent green enamel ribbons and enamel beads.

The artistic design, the high-quality finish and the exquisite condition make this wonderful snuff box a masterpiece of museum quality.
Estimate  60,000 - 80,000 €
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