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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 172

    AN EARLY LOUIS XV GOLD SNUFF-BOX

    BY PIERRE ROUSSY (FL. 1714-1739), MARKED, PARIS 1729/30, STRUCK WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JACQUES COTTIN 1726-1732

    Price Realised  

    AN EARLY LOUIS XV GOLD SNUFF-BOX
    BY PIERRE ROUSSY (FL. 1714-1739), MARKED, PARIS 1729/30, STRUCK WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JACQUES COTTIN 1726-1732
    cartouche-shaped box, the cover and base boldly chased with a man and his dog in a landscape, framed by polished gold c-scrolls, surrounded by chased flowers, trees and a fish, on a frosted ground, the base similarly decorated with trophies of Hunting, the concave sides with vertical bands of frosted and wavy lines, the slightly raised thumbpiece incorporated in the reeded rim and echoed at the front of the base by a raised reeded scroll
    2 7/16 in. (62 mm.) wide
    2 3/8 oz. (66 gr.)


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