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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 157

    A LOUIS XVI THREE-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY TOUSSAINT-FRANÇOIS PILLIEUX (FL. 1786-1806), MARKED, PARIS, 1788/1789, WITH THE SECOND CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF HENRY CLAVEL 1782-1789

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    A LOUIS XVI THREE-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY TOUSSAINT-FRANÇOIS PILLIEUX (FL. 1786-1806), MARKED, PARIS, 1788/1789, WITH THE SECOND CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF HENRY CLAVEL 1782-1789
    circular box, the independent cover and base engine-turned with concentric reeding and scattered with pellets and flowers, the sides with horizontal reeding and similarly scattered with pellets, the cover centred with a circular medallion chased in three colours of gold with birds near an urn on a sablé ground, foliate borders on cover, sides and base
    3 in. (76 mm.) diam.
    4¾ oz. (136 gr.)


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, Zurich, 16 November 1977, lot 80.