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    Sale 2004

    Important English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1

    A FRENCH GOLD-MOUNTED JAPANESE LACQUER SNUFFBOX

    PARIS, 1732-1738, MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH GOLD-MOUNTED JAPANESE LACQUER SNUFFBOX
    PARIS, 1732-1738, MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT
    Elliptical, the curved cover and base with panels depicting birds, the flat side panels with cane-pattern ornament, all set en cage in molded gold borders, the hinged cover with ogee thumbpiece, marked inside rim under hinge and on bezel, warden's mark indistinct, with charge and discharge of Hubert Louvet; also with later French control marks on bezel and cover
    2½ in. (6.2 cm.) long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    OBJECTS OF VERTU AND CONTINENTAL SILVER
    LOTS 1-104


    PROPERTY OF THE GARDNER FAMILY, NEW JERSEY