• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 303

    A LOUIS XVI THREE-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY ÉLOI-DENIS THIERRY (FL. 1773-1789), MARKED, PARIS, 1787/1788, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF HENRI CLAVEL 1782-1789, LATER STRUCK WITH THE PARISIAN RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD 1798-1809

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XVI THREE-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY ÉLOI-DENIS THIERRY (FL. 1773-1789), MARKED, PARIS, 1787/1788, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF HENRI CLAVEL 1782-1789, LATER STRUCK WITH THE PARISIAN RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD 1798-1809
    Octagonal box, the cover, sides and base with engine-turned panels of zigzag-edged diaper pattern scattered with pellets within reeded borders, the lid centred with an oval reserve chased in two-colour gold with rows of floral palmettes, the side pilasters chased with green-gold central palmettes surrounded by pink gold scrolls, the sablé borders chased with palmettes, flower buds, scrolling foliage and ribbon twists
    2 7/8 in. (73 mm.) wide
    3½ oz. (102 gr.)


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    Provenance

    Hôtel Drouot, Paris.