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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2019

LOT 33

“THE CASTLE”, SILVER AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX

Historical snuff-box; silver and enamel. The scene shows Markree Castle as it was in the 19th century. The coat-of-arms and the motto (Deo Patrià Rege / God, Country and King) are those of the Cooper Family from Markree, near the town of Collooney, County of Sligo, province of Connacht (or Connaught), Ireland.

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1860

Material Silver and enamel

Dimensions 19.6 x 85.1 x 49.5 mm

CHF 4,000 - 6,000

HKD 32,000 - 48,000 / USD 4,000 - 6,000
Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good


Notes

Silver and enamel, horizontal-shaped snuff-box with hinged lid; cover, base and band decorated with guilloché engine-turned and Royal blue enamel motifs and foliages. The oval central panel of the cover painting on enamel on silver showing the view of a castle, surrounded with the motto “Deo Patria Rege.”, and the coat-of-arms of the … Family