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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 32

    A LOUIS XV FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY NICOLAS-AUGUSTIN DELIONS (FL. 1759-1785), MARKED, PARIS, 1773/74, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JULIEN ALATERRE

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY NICOLAS-AUGUSTIN DELIONS (FL. 1759-1785), MARKED, PARIS, 1773/74, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JULIEN ALATERRE
    oval box, the cover, base and sides chased in four-colour gold, and centred by oval reserves of frosted gold within reeded frames chased with trophies of music, hunting and gardening, the cover depicting a lady and a dog in an architectural landscape, the base with basket of fruit and an urn, surrounded by festoons, berries and fruit, both within frosted gold border chased with a band of acanthus, the cover rim chased with laurel swags and paterae divided by garlands of flowers
    3 in. (75 mm.) wide
    3½ oz. (100 gr.)


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