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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 111

    A LOUIS XVI THREE-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED GLASS SNUFF-BOX

    BY ALEXIS PROFFIT (FL. 1775-1793), MARKED, PARIS, 1789, WITH THE PARTIALLY RUBBED CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-FRANÇOIS KALENDRIN 1789-1792

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XVI THREE-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED GLASS SNUFF-BOX
    BY ALEXIS PROFFIT (FL. 1775-1793), MARKED, PARIS, 1789, WITH THE PARTIALLY RUBBED CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-FRANÇOIS KALENDRIN 1789-1792
    circular box, the hinged cover, sides and base inset with plaques of clear glass, the gold mounts stamped and engraved with rose and green gold foliage on sablé ground, the base mount chased with green gold laurel border
    2½ in. (64 mm.) diam.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN