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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 110

    A LOUIS XVI TWO-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY NICOLAS HUGUET (FL. 1787-1806), MARKED, PARIS, 1788/1789, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-FRANÇOIS KALENDRIN 1789-1792, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD

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    A LOUIS XVI TWO-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY NICOLAS HUGUET (FL. 1787-1806), MARKED, PARIS, 1788/1789, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-FRANÇOIS KALENDRIN 1789-1792, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD
    octagonal box, the cover, sides and base with panels of engine-turned wavy reeding, borders of trailing foliage in red and green gold on sablé ground on lid and base, the upper border on the sides with stylised acanthus, the lower borders with chased foliage
    3 11/16 in. (94 mm.) wide
    3¾ oz. (110 gr.)


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