• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 300

    A LOUIS XVI FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE

    BY JEAN-BAPTISTE-FRANÇOIS CHARITÉ (FL. 1774-1793), MARKED, PARIS, 1779/1780, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-BAPTISTE FOUACHE 1774-1780, THE COUNTERMARK OF HENRI CLAVEL 1780-1782, WITH THE RÉCENSE FROM THE SOUTH DIVISION 1819-1838

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XVI FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE
    BY JEAN-BAPTISTE-FRANÇOIS CHARITÉ (FL. 1774-1793), MARKED, PARIS, 1779/1780, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-BAPTISTE FOUACHE 1774-1780, THE COUNTERMARK OF HENRI CLAVEL 1780-1782, WITH THE RÉCENSE FROM THE SOUTH DIVISION 1819-1838
    Slightly tapering yellow gold étui of oval section, the cover and base engine-turned with peaked diaper-pattern within fluted borders, the vertical sablé borders with green gold husking and volutes, the horizontal frosted borders embossed with three-colour gold foliate swags alternating with bands of pink gold guilloché-pattern, the domed cap with two-colour gold rosette framed with peaked engine-turning and polished gold pearl border, the matrix with cypher 'DA'
    5 5/16 in. (134 mm.) high
    1¾ oz. (50 gr.)


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