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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 112

    A LOUIS XVI THREE-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY CLAUDE-PIERRE POTTIER (FL. 1778-1806) OR PIERRE-NICHOLAS PLEYARD (FL. 1759-1793), MARKED, PARIS, 1778/1779, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-BAPTISTE FOUACHE 1774-1780

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XVI THREE-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY CLAUDE-PIERRE POTTIER (FL. 1778-1806) OR PIERRE-NICHOLAS PLEYARD (FL. 1759-1793), MARKED, PARIS, 1778/1779, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-BAPTISTE FOUACHE 1774-1780
    oblong box (boîte-en-baignoire), the cover, sides and base with panels of peaked engine-turning with fluted borders, framed by polished gold borders, the sablé borders chased with green-gold husks interspersed with flowers, the four side pilasters chased in three-colour gold on a sablé ground with floral swags
    3 11/16 in. (94 mm.) wide
    3 3/8 oz. (98 gr.)


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