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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 136

    A LOUIS XV GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL ÉTUI-À-MESSAGES

    WITH THE DISCHARGE MARK OF JULIEN ALATERRE, PARIS, 1768-1774

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL ÉTUI-À-MESSAGES
    WITH THE DISCHARGE MARK OF JULIEN ALATERRE, PARIS, 1768-1774
    cylindrical case, decorated with thin stripes of gold piqué posé spiralling from the ends, the mounts chased with twisted ribbons
    5 7/16 in. (144 mm.) long


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