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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 87

    A FRENCH GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY SIMON-ACHILLE LÉGER (FL. 1815-1826), MARKED WITH HIS SECOND MARKS 1820-1826, WITH THE PARISIAN EXCISE AND THIRD STANDARD MARKS FOR GOLD 1819-1838, THE UNOFFICIAL PARISIAN POST-REVOLUTIONARY RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD, THE FRENCH DEPARTMENTAL POST-1838 WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD

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    A FRENCH GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY SIMON-ACHILLE LÉGER (FL. 1815-1826), MARKED WITH HIS SECOND MARKS 1820-1826, WITH THE PARISIAN EXCISE AND THIRD STANDARD MARKS FOR GOLD 1819-1838, THE UNOFFICIAL PARISIAN POST-REVOLUTIONARY RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD, THE FRENCH DEPARTMENTAL POST-1838 WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD
    rectangular box with rounded corners, the cover and base centred with octagonal cartouches of burnished horizontal engine-turned bands, bordered by scrolling foliage interspursed with palmettes at the corners on sablé ground, the sides of the base similarly chased, the sides of the lid with striated arrowhead border, raised incorporated thumbpiece
    3 5/16 (85 mm.) wide
    4 1/8 oz. (118 gr.)


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