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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 119

    A LOUIS XV GOLD-MOUNTED ROCK-CRYSTAL SNUFF-BOX

    PARIS, 1769/1770, WITH THE DISCHARGE MARK OF JULIEN ALATERRE 1768-1774, OTHER MARKS RUBBED, LATER STRUCK WITH A RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD, PARIS 1798-1809

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    A LOUIS XV GOLD-MOUNTED ROCK-CRYSTAL SNUFF-BOX
    PARIS, 1769/1770, WITH THE DISCHARGE MARK OF JULIEN ALATERRE 1768-1774, OTHER MARKS RUBBED, LATER STRUCK WITH A RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD, PARIS 1798-1809
    oval box, the hinged cover, sides and base of rock-crystal, the gold mounts decorated with ropetwist and laurel swags separated by columns on a sablé ground
    2½ in. (64 mm.) wide


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