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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 134

    A FRENCH LOUIS XV-STYLE MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND GOLD CAGEWORK SNUFF-BOX

    PARIS, 1819-1838, WITH THE EXCISE AND 3RD STANDARD MARKS FOR GOLD AND THE FRENCH SMALL COUNTER-MARK FOR GOLD 1819-1838, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO PARISIAN POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH LOUIS XV-STYLE MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND GOLD CAGEWORK SNUFF-BOX
    PARIS, 1819-1838, WITH THE EXCISE AND 3RD STANDARD MARKS FOR GOLD AND THE FRENCH SMALL COUNTER-MARK FOR GOLD 1819-1838, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO PARISIAN POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD
    cartouche-shaped box, the cover, sides and base with panels of mother-of-pearl incrusted with wildlife and pastoral scenes in vari-colour lacquer, within a gold cagework with slightly raised thumbpiece
    2 9/16 in. (65 mm.) wide


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