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    Sale 7731

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

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 159

    A LOUIS XVI FOUR-COLOUR GOLD BONBONNIÈRE

    BY NICOLAS MARGUERIT (FL. 1763-1790), MARKED, PARIS, 1776/1777, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-BAPTISTE FOUACHE 1774-1780, THE FLANGE ENGRAVED WITH INVENTORY NO. 241

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    A LOUIS XVI FOUR-COLOUR GOLD BONBONNIÈRE
    BY NICOLAS MARGUERIT (FL. 1763-1790), MARKED, PARIS, 1776/1777, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-BAPTISTE FOUACHE 1774-1780, THE FLANGE ENGRAVED WITH INVENTORY NO. 241
    Circular box, the independent lid and base engine-turned with scallop-bordered concentric reeding within trailing green gold laurel and pink gold flower on sablé ground bands, the sides similarly decorated with horizontal engine-turning and foliate bands, the lid centred with an oval medallion reserve applied with trophies of Music in four colours of gold on a frosted ground within a polished gold band
    2 3/8 in. (60 mm.) diam.
    2¾ oz. (82 gr.)


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