Lot148: Swiss Gold and Enamel Box

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Description:
Of rectangular form, the enamelled plaque signed C & B pi, the hinged cover with a finely painted and detailed enamel scene likely depicting Alcestis and Admetus in Hades, the enamel plaque within a gold oak leaf border and surrounded by a black and white enamelled ground with inlaid acanthus scrollwork and chased trophies of weapons against a sablé ground, the sides of the box continue the foliate and weaponry motifs, the underside centred with a fruit and flower still life in cobalt translucent enamel.

Country:Switzerland
Height: 5/8
Width: 9cm
Lenght: 6cm
Circa: 1810
Condition: Fine

Low estimate:£12000
High estimate:£15000

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