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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 23

    A LOUIS XVI VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH MINIATURE

    BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS DELANOY (FL. 1785-1793), MARKED, PARIS, 1787/88, WITH THE SECOND CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF HENRY CLAVEL 1782-89

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    A LOUIS XVI VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH MINIATURE
    BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS DELANOY (FL. 1785-1793), MARKED, PARIS, 1787/88, WITH THE SECOND CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF HENRY CLAVEL 1782-89
    rectangular with cut corners, the cover inset with a watercolour and gouache miniature on vellum painted with a scene of festivities, the sides and base with panels of horizontal wavy engine turning scattered with stars and pellets, the mounts on cover, sides and base stamped with c-scrolls, paterae and foliage in vari-colour gold on a frosted ground
    3½ in. (89 mm.) wide


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