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Antique Gold Box with Enamel

Swiss 14 ct Yellow Gold and Enamel Snuff Box - Antique Circa 1840

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Swiss 14 carat yellow gold and enamel snuff box; an addition to our 19th century collection

SKU A8406


This exceptional antique Swiss 14ct yellow gold snuff box has a rounded serpentine shaped form.

The body of this antique gold box is embellished with exceptional bright cut engraved interlacing scrolling leaf decoration accented with vine and tendril designs to either side.

This impressive box is fitted with a hinged hallmarked cover ornamented with bands of undulating and scalloped designs.

The upper plateau of the cover and underside of the body are embellished with further bright cut engraved interlacing scrolling leaf decoration; the underside incorporates a central floral and fruiting spray, in addition to a floral motif to each corner.

The decoration to the cover incorporates impressive shaped enamel panels encompassing floral designs.

The anterior edge of the cover features an impressive applied scrolling leaf decorated thumbpiece.

The paralleling collet style foot is encircled with an undulating band of pinstruck decoration.

This antique gold box is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.

This gold box has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 14 carat gold.

Maker: Untraced Maker's Mark

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

The bright cut engraved decoration is all exceptionally crisp and the enamel panels are in perfect condition; it can be determined this piece has seen little to no use.

The hallmarks to the interior of this Swiss gold box are very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique 19th Century piece.

Length 7.7cm/3"

Width 3.7cm/1.5"

Height 2.3cm/0.9"

2.2 troy ounces/69g

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