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    Sale 7806

    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 524

    A LOUIS XV GOLD-MOUNTED LACQUER BONBONNIÈRE

    PARIS, 1768-1774

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LOUIS XV GOLD-MOUNTED LACQUER BONBONNIÈRE
    PARIS, 1768-1774
    The circular striped lacquer box, the independent lid centred with a glazed tondo painted with a bouquet of roses framed by a light green circle and garland border, set against an engine-turned ground, concentric wavy and gadrooned gold mounts, the sides, base and cover of green and gold striped lacquer with reeded gold mounts, the interior tortoiseshell-lined
    2 7/16 in. (62 mm.) diameter


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    Provenance

    Possibly acquired by Alleyne FitzHerbert, later Baron St. Helens (1753-1839), while in Paris circa 1782-3.