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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, April 28, 2019

LOT 543

ILLEGIBLE. THE ENAMEL ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE WORKSHOP OF JEAN-LOUIS RICHTER MAKER'S MARK; SNUFF-BOX; 18K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL

18K yellow gold and enamel, horizontal rectangular-shaped with cut corners snuff-box with hinged lid; cover, base and band decorated with Royal blue flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) panels. The lid with a central rectangular-shaped panel painted on enamel on gold showing Henry IV (1553-1610), King of France (1589-1610) and Navarre (1572-1610), on horseback, taking care of a poor old man, attributable to the workshop of Jean-Louis Richter (1766- 1841), Geneva. We recognize in the group of characters, on the left, Maximilien de Béthune (1559-1641), Duke of Sully, principal minister of the "Good King" who wanted each of his subjects to eat a "pouleau- pot" (chicken in the pot) every week.

Brand Illegible Maker's Mark

Model the enamel attributable to the workshop of the Jean- Louis Richter

Year circa 1800

Material 18K yellow gold and enamel

Dimensions 19 x 91 x 51 mm

Signature case

HKD 53,000 - 71,000

CHF 6,800 - 9,050 / USD 6,850 - 9,150

Sold: HKD 75,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-75

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Slightly restored soft enamel