SWISS. A VERY FINE AND RARE GOLD AND TORTOISESHELL MUSICAL SNUFF BOX PLAYING TWO TUNES INCLUDING 'GOD SAVE THE KING' CIRCA 1820

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Lot №: 85622
Estimate: $20,000 - 20,000
14 June 2012
Sold price
$25 000

Description

• the barrel signed Bruguier--London, playing two tunes • tortoiseshell rectangular box with lid inset with a gold repoussé scene depicting a music party in rococo surround executed in mid-18th century manner, glazed cover bordered by scrolling gold foliate design • the box fitted with start/stop button and a tune change button • accompanied by Desoutter presentation box
length 89 mm