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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 69

    A LOUIS XVI THREE-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY JACQUES-NICOLAS MÉNARD (FL. 1774-1793), MARKED, PARIS 1774/75, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-BAPTISTE FOUACHE 1774-80

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XVI THREE-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY JACQUES-NICOLAS MÉNARD (FL. 1774-1793), MARKED, PARIS 1774/75, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-BAPTISTE FOUACHE 1774-80
    oval box, the cover, base and side panels boldly chased with oval reserves of trophies of music, gardening and sports on a frosted ground, within gold border applied with sylised acanthus, the reserves on cover and base chased with ribbon and bow surmount, laurel wreath below, flanked by foliate scrolls on a frosted ground, the side panels divided by vertical columns decorated with foliate swags; original hinged red leather case
    3 3/8 in. (86 mm.) wide
    5½ oz. (156 gr.) (2)


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