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Lot 0496
A CONTINENTAL GILT BRONZE AND COLORFULLY ENAMELED TIMEPIECE JEWELRY BOX, PROBABLY FRENCH, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, the rectangular hinged lid centering a nicely painted fete gallante of courting couples in 18th century attire, set amidst a romantic winding stream landscape beneath a corner seraphim protecting a circular inset clock with blue Roman chapters and black hands, before a sky of white puffy clouds enclosed by stylized scrolling foliage and rocaille detailed trim, opening to an interior lid depicting walled ruins on an embankment above sail boats in a broad riverscape, above similarly decorated sides and raised on scrolling leafy feet. Height: 3 1/4" Width: 6 3/4" Depth: 4 1/8"


Good condition with some very minor surface scratches and buildup throughout. Timepiece not warrantied, lacking key. Gilding is burnished contrasting matt finish and bright with few areas of wear.

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Estimate $1,000 - $1,500May 20, 2018