Gold and Enamel Box, c.1830s, basse-taille and champleve enamel in white, pink, and blue, depicting a harbor scene, inscribed on lid "Presented to Asa Fitch Jr by Mrs. Douglas Woodworth Fitch who visited America June 1838", Swiss hallmarks, boxed, lg. 3 in.
Note: The Fitch brothers, Asa and Douglas, operated a shipping business between New London, CT and Marseille, France. They exported champagne, cognac, and French fashion items aboard their brig Fils Unique for sale in the United States. Estimate $3,000-5,000
some loss to enamel
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