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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 86

    A FRENCH GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    PARIS, CIRCA 1820, MARKS ERASED, STRUCK WITH THE FRENCH POST-REVOLUTIONARY UNOFFICIAL STANDARD MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD AND THE DUTCH MARK FOR IMPORTED WORKS 1814-1831

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    PARIS, CIRCA 1820, MARKS ERASED, STRUCK WITH THE FRENCH POST-REVOLUTIONARY UNOFFICIAL STANDARD MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD AND THE DUTCH MARK FOR IMPORTED WORKS 1814-1831
    rectangular cushion-shaped box with rounded corners and concave cover and base, both centred with panels of horizontal engine-turning, the sides stamped with trailing acanthus leaves and buds on a frosted ground, slightly raised engraved thumbpiece
    3¼ in. (83 mm.) wide
    3 5/8 oz. (106 gr.)


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