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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 80

    A LOUIS XVI GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY PHILIPPE (LE) BOURLIER (FL. 1769-1791), MARKED, PARIS, 1788/89, WITH THE SECOND CHARGE MARK OF HENRY CLAVEL AND DISCHARGE MARK OF JEAN-FRANÇOIS KALENDRIN 1789-1792

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XVI GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY PHILIPPE (LE) BOURLIER (FL. 1769-1791), MARKED, PARIS, 1788/89, WITH THE SECOND CHARGE MARK OF HENRY CLAVEL AND DISCHARGE MARK OF JEAN-FRANÇOIS KALENDRIN 1789-1792
    rectangular with cut corners box, the cover, sides and base scattered with pellets and stars on a moiré engine-turned ground within classically reeded borders, the corners with pilasters
    3½ in. (88 mm.) wide
    4 1/8 oz. (120 gr.)


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 7 November 1996, lot 274.