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    Sale 3786

    The Collection of Carroll Petrie & European Decorative Arts from the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, including the Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection

    31 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1101

    A SWISS VARI-COLORED GOLD BOX

    MOULINIE, BAUTTE ET MOYNIER, GENEVA, CIRCA 1820-30

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    A SWISS VARI-COLORED GOLD BOX
    MOULINIE, BAUTTE ET MOYNIER, GENEVA, CIRCA 1820-30
    Converted to a compact, the box of rectangular outline with curved sides, the cover inset
    with a gold plaque cast in the manner of Kirstein of Strasburg, chased and engraved with a
    scene depicting a woman, cow and cherubs, with clear cover, the gold frame, sides and base of
    matte-finished gold with yellow and rose gold scrolling flowers and foliage, with thumb piece,
    opening to reveal a mirror and powder compartment with screen the interior marked IM
    incuse, engraved Moulinie, Bautte et Moynier on flange
    3 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 7/8 ins., gross weight (including mirror and screen) - 251.6 grams.


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    Jean Gabriel Moynier joined the most distinguished partnership of gold box makers, Moulinie
    et Bautte, in 1804. His name was added in full until 1808.