• The Manolo March Collection Fr auction at Christies

    Sale 7817

    The Manolo March Collection From Son Galcerán, Mallorca

    28 - 29 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 287

    A CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL BONBONNÌERE AND GERMAN BRASS SNUFF-BOX

    CIRCA 1810

    Price Realised  

    A CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL BONBONNÌERE AND GERMAN BRASS SNUFF-BOX
    CIRCA 1810
    Two boxes: circular box, the independent lid and base all over inlaid in gold piqué posé, the lid inset with a gilt-metal repoussé profile portrait of King Charles IV of Spain (1748-1819) and Queen Maria-Luisa (1751-1819), surmounted by the inscription 'CAROLUS IV ET ALOYSIA AUGUSYI', signed 'Martinez.' below; together with an oval snuff-box, the independent lid engraved with a perpetual calendar and scrolling foliage (probably German, 18th century)
    bonbonnière - 3 in. (76 mm.) diam.; snuff-box - 3 7/8 in. (86 mm.) wide (2)


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