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.
some loss to enamel
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