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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 85

    A FRENCH GOLD CHEROOT CASE

    BY LÉGER-FORTUNÉ-ALEXANDRE RICART (FL. 1808-1818), MARKED, WITH THE UNOFFICIAL PARISIAN POST-REVOLUTIONARY STANDARD MARK FOR 18-CARAT GOLD

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    A FRENCH GOLD CHEROOT CASE
    BY LÉGER-FORTUNÉ-ALEXANDRE RICART (FL. 1808-1818), MARKED, WITH THE UNOFFICIAL PARISIAN POST-REVOLUTIONARY STANDARD MARK FOR 18-CARAT GOLD
    upright flattened rectangular box (transformed from a snuff-box), the front and reverse sides centred with panels of engine-turning decorated with finely reeded criss-cross pattern, with trailing foliate border on a matted ground, the two sides chased with acanthus leaves and buds on a frosted ground flanked by vertical reeded bands with quatrefoils, the horizontal top and bottom ends with similar chasing, the hinged cover and base centred with engine-turned panels within polished gold band
    3 5/16 in. (84 mm.) high
    4 oz. (114 gr.)


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