Antique Gold and Enamel Snuff Box, France
18 kt., the oval gold box applied with blue guilloche enamel, centering an oval panel depicting a portrait miniature of village townspeople listening to a man reading, outlined and edged throughout with chased gold, green enamel leaves and opalescent enamel dots, with maker's mark and French assay mark, circa 1830, approximately 165 dwts. 2 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 1 9/16 inches. With fitted box signed Wartski.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE IS CIRCA 1830, NOT CIRCA 1900 AS STATED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Moderate loss of opalescent enamel dots.
Overall very good condition. 2 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 1 9/16".
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