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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 143

    A LOUIS XV-STYLE SILVER-GILT MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-B0X

    THE MOUNTS BY CATHERINE-ADÉLAÏDE DUPONNOIS (VEUVE LEFERRE, FL. 1822-1837), WITH THE RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR SILVER, PARIS 1819-1838, THE HARDSTONE PANELS PROBABLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV-STYLE SILVER-GILT MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-B0X
    THE MOUNTS BY CATHERINE-ADÉLAÏDE DUPONNOIS (VEUVE LEFERRE, FL. 1822-1837), WITH THE RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR SILVER, PARIS 1819-1838, THE HARDSTONE PANELS PROBABLY 18TH CENTURY
    rectangular box, the cover, four sides and base inset with panels of blood-orange agate embossed with diagonal pattern of trailing foliage, the base with reeded gold mounts, the lid engraved with wavy pattern, slightly raised incorporated thumbpiece; hinged burgundy leather fitted case
    2 7/8 in. (72 mm.) wide (2)


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