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German 12ct Yellow Gold and Enamel Tobacco Box - Antique Circa 1680

A magnificent, fine and impressive antique German 12 carat yellow gold and enamel tobacco box; an addition to our 17th century collection

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German 12ct Yellow Gold and Enamel Tobacco Box - Antique Circa 1680
German 12ct Yellow Gold and Enamel Tobacco Box - Antique Circa 1680

Description


This magnificent antique German 12ct yellow gold tobacco box has an oval rounded form.


The rounded sides of this rare box are encompassed with exceptional chased decorated fruit sprays accented with simplified scrolling leaf decoration and an applied rope twist decoration to the upper rim.


The sides of the box are further ornamented with rope twist bordered hand painted enamel panels depicting an array of floral designs.


This antique gold tobacco box retains the original hinged cover embellished with further chased decoration, in addition to a large segmented quatrefoil shaped design reflecting the same enamel panels to that of the body.


The underside of this impressive German tobacco box is identical to that of the cover.


This impressive antique piece has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 12ct gold.


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Condition


This antique tobacco box is an exceptional gauge of gold, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

There is some minor loss to three of the enamel panels to the side of the box.

There are no hallmarks as to be expected with such a piece; the date and origin can be determined by the composition and decoration.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique 17th Century piece.


Dimensions


Length 7.8cm/3.1"

Width 5.6cm/2.2"

Height 2.8cm/1.1"


Weight


3.7 troy ounces/114g


 
 
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