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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 74

    A LOUIS XVI ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE

    BY ALEXIS PROFFIT (FL. 1775-1793), MARKED, PARIS 1784/85, WITH THE SECOND CHARGE MARK OF HENRY CLAVEL 1782-1789, THE FLANGE STRUCK TWICE WITH THE FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XVI ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH AN ENAMEL PLAQUE
    BY ALEXIS PROFFIT (FL. 1775-1793), MARKED, PARIS 1784/85, WITH THE SECOND CHARGE MARK OF HENRY CLAVEL 1782-1789, THE FLANGE STRUCK TWICE WITH THE FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD
    oval box, the cover inset with an oval enamel plaque en grisaille depicting putti painting a bust, within a matted gold mount applied with opalescent pellets, the cover, sides and base enamelled in alternating vertical stripes of two shades of peppermint-green containing gold paillons of trailing flowers with translucent red and yellow petals, and a creeper entwined around a pillar, bordered by alternating opalescent pellets and translucent green flowers
    3 in. (76 mm.) wide


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