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A LOUIS XVI GOLD SNUFF-BOX
A LOUIS XVI GOLD SNUFF-BOX

BY CHARLES-ALEXANDRE BOUILLEROT (FL. 1769-1793), MARKED, PARIS, 1783/1784, WITH THE SECOND CHARGE MARK AND DISCHARGE MARK FOR SMALL OBJECTS OF HENRI CLAVEL 1782-1789, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO PARISIAN POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD

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A LOUIS XVI GOLD SNUFF-BOX
by Charles-Alexandre Bouillerot (fl. 1769-1793), marked, Paris, 1783/1784, with the second charge mark and discharge mark for small objects of Henri Clavel 1782-1789, later struck with two Parisian post-1838 restricted warranty marks for gold
Oval box, the cover and base engine-turned with concentrical reeding stamped with vertical columns of pellets and centred by sunburst roundels, the horizontally reeded four side panels scattered with pellets, within fluted borders, the sides divided by four pilasters chased with tapering columns hung with laurel festoons on a matted ground, the frosted gold rims with raised ropetwist borders
2 11/16 in. (68 mm.) wide
3 oz. (92 gr.)
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