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    Sale 2039

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu

    23 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 13

    A FRENCH VARI-COLOR GOLD AND MALACHITE BOITE-A-MINIATURES

    MARK OF LOUIS CHARONNAT, PARIS, 1775

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH VARI-COLOR GOLD AND MALACHITE BOITE-A-MINIATURES
    MARK OF LOUIS CHARONNAT, PARIS, 1775
    Canted rectangular, the base, sides, and cover all set with glazed miniatures in the manner of Boucher, surrounded by vari-color gold borders enclosing panels of malachite, marked inside base, side, and cover and on bezel; also with two later French control marks
    2 5/8 in. (66 mm.) long


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    A similar French gold-mounted malachite snuffbox by Paul-Nicolas Menière, inset with chased gold panels and with a gold and enamel border, sold Sotheby's, London, 27 May 2004, lot 165. Another malachite snuffbox, with gold and enamel mounts and set with a 16th-century Italian cameo by Pierre-André Montauban, sold in the same sale, lot 166.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF NEIL AND SHARON PHILLIPS