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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 125

    A LOUIS XV THREE-COLOUR GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE

    BY NICOLAS-AUGUSTIN DELIONS (FL. 1759-1785), MARKED, PARIS, 1764/65, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-JACQUES PREVOST 1762-68

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    A LOUIS XV THREE-COLOUR GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE
    BY NICOLAS-AUGUSTIN DELIONS (FL. 1759-1785), MARKED, PARIS, 1764/65, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-JACQUES PREVOST 1762-68
    sealing-wax case of oval section, the sides with vertical engine-turned panels with wavy reeding, the lower borders with twisted ribbon and rosettes on a sablé ground in yellow gold, the upper borders with flowers and traling foliage, the domed cap with a rosette on sablé ground, the matrix engraved with a coat-of-arms with viscount coronet above
    4 11/16 in. (119 mm.) long
    1 7/8 oz. (54 gr.)


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