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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 82

    A FRENCH EMPIRE GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY JOSEPH-FRANÇOIS MARCILLAC (FL. 1809-1814), MARKED, WITH THE EXCISE AND THIRD STANDARD MARKS FOR GOLD, PARIS 1819-38

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    A FRENCH EMPIRE GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY JOSEPH-FRANÇOIS MARCILLAC (FL. 1809-1814), MARKED, WITH THE EXCISE AND THIRD STANDARD MARKS FOR GOLD, PARIS 1819-38
    cushion-shaped box with rounded corners and convex sides, of pocket-fitting shape, the cover and base centred with panels of engine-turning with a wavy pattern, the left and right hand sides with vertical matted bands stamped with foliate scrolls, the convex curved ends with acanthus leaves and buds on a matted ground, with slightly raised thumbpiece with leaf decoration
    3 7/16 in. (88 mm.) wide
    2 7/8 oz. (84 gr.)


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