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Swiss Gold & Enamel Etui 

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Key Features

  • This stunning 18th-century Swiss étui is encased in intricate goldwork and enameling
  • The case is crafted of exquisite gold that is perfectly contrasted by beautiful figural enamel
  • Small, easily concealed étuis such as this would have been used to pass correspondence
  • The work of a skilled artisan, such early examples of this superior quality are true treasures

Item Details

  • Length:
    4 3/8" Inches
  • Period:
    18th Century
  • Origin:
This rare and charming Swiss enameled étui boasts exceptional artistry. Comprised of yellow gold, this discrete message case is beautifully decorated with the most intricate figural enamel plaques set amongst fine white champlevé enamel detailing. A small, easily concealed container such as this would have been used to pass correspondence, and was easily sealed with wax to ensure discretion. A work of incredible artistry, this étui flawlessly reflects the 18th-century taste for dynamic forms, classical motifs and intricate ornamentation.

Circa, 1790

Length: 4 3/8"

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Price: $14,850
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