13 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 625
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 700
A LOUIS XVI GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL BONBONNIÈRE, MARKED PARIS 1774-80
the lid inset with oval enamel plaque depicting a young lady reading a love letter in a landscape
2 5/16 in. (59 mm.) diam.
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