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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, October 27, 2018

LOT 374

UNSIGNED TABATIÈRE - SNUFF BOX MADE FOR THE ISLAMIC MARKET, 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold and enamel, oval-shaped scallop-edged (16 lobes) snuff box with hinged lid; borders of the cover, base and band decorated en suite with champlevé polychrome décor; made for the Islamic market. The centre of the lid panel painted on enamel on gold showing a basket of flowers on translucent grey enamel ground over sunburst guilloché engine-turned; the base decorated en suite with a bunch of flowers.

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1830

Dimensions 21.5 x 78.5 x 54 mm.

HKD 100,000 - 120,000

CHF 11,700 - 14,600 / USD 12,000 - 15,000

Sold: HKD 137,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good


Notes

The central motif of the lid and the base of this snuffbox are quite unusual, especially its guilloché background which highlights the flowers.