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Lot 1182
Circa 1800, St. Petersburg
Stamped for Peter Theremin, further stamped for assayer Aleksandr Ilbich Yashinov
The rounded rectangular box topped with a panel depicting an allegory of Peace bringing back Abundance within a gold paillon border, further decorated to the sides and bottom in light blue enamel accented with dark blue guilloche enamel
.5" H x 3.375" W x 2.375" D
126.5 grams

Provenance: Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA.
Literature: A similar box illustrated: von Solodkoff, Aleksander. Russian Gold and Silverwork 17th-19th Century. Rizolli, 1981, page 153, illustration 200
Notes: The scene is a mirror image copy of "La Paix ramenant l'Abondance" painted 1780 by eventual French court painter Elizabeth-Louise Vigee-Lebrun as her entry piece to the Academie Royal.

Condition

Overall good condition with normal signs of wear including light scratching to enamel commensurate with age and use. One guilloche enamel corner with a .125" H x .125" W chip.

Starting Bid

$6,000.00

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A Russian enameled 18K yellow gold snuff box

Auction ended on Tue, Feb 20, 2018
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