A LOUIS XV TWO-COLOUR GOLD NÉCESSAIRE BOX WITH GLASS BOTTLE
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A LOUIS XV TWO-COLOUR GOLD NÉCESSAIRE BOX WITH GLASS BOTTLE

PARIS, 1768/1769, WITH THE DISCHARGE MARK OF JULIEN ALATERRE 1768-1774, THE FIRST AND SECOND COUNTER-MARKS OF HENRY CLAVEL 1780-1782 AND 1782-1789 AND THE COUNTER-MARK OF JEAN-FRANÇOIS KALENDRIN 1789-1792

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A LOUIS XV TWO-COLOUR GOLD NÉCESSAIRE BOX WITH GLASS BOTTLE
Paris, 1768/1769, with the discharge mark of Julien Alaterre 1768-1774, the first and second counter-marks of Henry Clavel 1780-1782 and 1782-1789 and the counter-mark of Jean-François Kalendrin 1789-1792
Upright box of octagonal section, the hinged lid and base chased with green-gold swirling flowerheads on a matted octogon within reeded borders, the burnished gold sides chased with green-gold garlands hung from rosettes surrounded by concentric circles, the side pilasters engraved with interwoven ovolos forming paterae, old-mine cut diamond-set push-button, inside with an associated tapering cut-glass flask with gold-knobbed stopper
2 1/8 in. (55 mm.) high
Provenance
With S. J. Phillips Ltd., London, acquired by
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-50).
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