A Swiss Gold Snuff-Box, Painted Enamel Scene by Guidon, Rémond, Gide & Co
A rare antique Swiss enamelled gold snuff-box by Guidon, Rémond, Gide & Co (FL. 1792-1801), marked, Geneva, circa 1800, struck with inventory number 17K990, the Vienna tax mark for 1806-1807 and the import mark for the former Austro-Hungarian Empire 1868-1872.
Rectangular box with rounded corners, the sides and base set with panels of translucent mauve enamel on a moire-pattern engine-turned ground, within white enamel frames and sky-blue taille d’épargne gold foliate borders and pilasters, the cover centred with a shaped rectangular enamel plaque depicting a harbour scene, with fishermen in the foreground, a ruined temple and a fountain to one side and a sailing ship beyond.
Guidon, Rémond, Gide & Co., had worked under that name from 1794 until January 1801, before reforming as Rémond, Lami & Co.
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