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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 145

    A GERMAN ROCOCO ENAMEL SNUFF-BOX WITH LATER GOLD LINING

    BERLIN, FROMERY WORKSHOP, CIRCA 1735, THE GOLD LINING LATER, STRUCK WITH MARKS RESEMBLING THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF LOUIS ROBIN 1738-1744, DATE-LETTER C SIMLUATING THAT OF 1743/44 AND MAKER'S MARK 'N H' SIMULATING THAT OF NOËL HARDIVILLIERS, STRUCK WITH TWO PARISIAN POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD

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    A GERMAN ROCOCO ENAMEL SNUFF-BOX WITH LATER GOLD LINING
    BERLIN, FROMERY WORKSHOP, CIRCA 1735, THE GOLD LINING LATER, STRUCK WITH MARKS RESEMBLING THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF LOUIS ROBIN 1738-1744, DATE-LETTER C SIMLUATING THAT OF 1743/44 AND MAKER'S MARK 'N H' SIMULATING THAT OF NOËL HARDIVILLIERS, STRUCK WITH TWO PARISIAN POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD
    octagonal gold-lined white enamelled copper box, the slightly domed swirling cover and baluster sides decorated with raised gilded figures on painted landscape and purple scrolls background, the base painted with a landscape with city walls, the gold mounts finely chased with rustic motives and slightly raised thumbpiece with foliate design
    2 7/16 in. (62 mm.) wide


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    The gold marks are probably by the same hand as those discussed in A. Somers Cocks/C. Truman, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. Renaissance jewels, gold boxes and objects of vertu, London, 1984, pp. 254-257.

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