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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 87

    A LOUIS XVI ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY NICOLAS MARGUERIT (FL. 1763-1790), MARKED, PARIS, 1781-82, WITH THE FIRST CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF HENRY CLAVEL 1780-82 AND THE COUNTER-MARK OF HENRY CLAVEL 1782-89

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XVI ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY NICOLAS MARGUERIT (FL. 1763-1790), MARKED, PARIS, 1781-82, WITH THE FIRST CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF HENRY CLAVEL 1780-82 AND THE COUNTER-MARK OF HENRY CLAVEL 1782-89
    oblong box (boîte en baignore, 'bathtub box'), the panels on cover, base and sides enamelled on an engine-turned reeded ground scattered with pellets in translucent royal blue decorated with scrolling foliage and beaded swags in gold and green paillons, within gold border and outer band of blue enamel with twisted rope paillons, the cover centred with an oblong reserve depicting putti painted en grisaille, the side panels divided by reserves of baskets of flowers with enamelled berries, petals and leaves, on a plinth decorated with translucent green enamelled foliage
    3 11/16 in. (94 mm.) wide


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