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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 30

    A LOUIS XVI TWO-COLOUR GOLD BOÎTE-À-MINIATURE

    BY NICOLAS MARGUERIT (FL. 1763-1790), MARKED, PARIS, WITH THE SECOND CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF HENRY CLAVEL 1782-89, THE MINIATURE BY JEAN PETITOT (SWISS, 1607-1691)

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    A LOUIS XVI TWO-COLOUR GOLD BOÎTE-À-MINIATURE
    BY NICOLAS MARGUERIT (FL. 1763-1790), MARKED, PARIS, WITH THE SECOND CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF HENRY CLAVEL 1782-89, THE MINIATURE BY JEAN PETITOT (SWISS, 1607-1691)
    circular box, the lid set with an oval enamel miniature of King Louis XIV (1638-1715) under glass, the cover and base engine-turned with concentric reeding scattered with pellets, the sides with similarly scatterd horizontal reeding, the sablé borders chased with a laurel and berry border
    2¾ in. (70 mm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    The interior of the lid is engraved,'Louis 14th A Legacy left by Simon Earl Harcourt Master of the Horse To the Queen, delivered to her by His Brother William now Earl Harcourt on the 30th of April 1809.'
    The Harcourt Collection; Sotheby's, London, 10 June 1993, lot 147.


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