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Gold Snuffbox And Bonaparte Medals Among Auctioned 'Swiss In The World' Objects


(MENAFN- Swissinfo) The museum dedicated to Swiss exploits in the world closed last year. penthes.ch

Various objects belonging to the now-shut Foundation for the History of the Swiss in the World have been sold at auction in Geneva, gathering CHF1.5 million ($1.55 million).

This content was published on September 21, 2022 - 19:14 September 21, 2022 - 19:14 Keystone-SDA/dos

The auction house Piguet said 95% of the 500 objects up for sale on Tuesday and Wednesday found buyers, who included individuals – often descendants of old Swiss families – and other museums.

The proceeds will contribute to paying off creditors of the 'Swiss in the World' museum, which closed last year amid financial difficulties exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. It had been operating near Geneva since 1978, hosting exhibitions focused on various undertakings of Swiss émigrés, from early mercenaries to modern diplomats, bankers, or artists.

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