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A LOUIS XV ENAMELLED VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE
A LOUIS XV ENAMELLED VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE

BY JEAN-JOSEPH BARRIERE (FL. 1763-1793), MARKED, PARIS, 1768/1769, WITH THE CHARGE AND DECHARGE MARKS OF JULIEN ALATERRE 1768-1774, THE MINIATURE ATTRIBUTED TO JACQUES-PHILIPPE FERRAND (FRENCH, 1653-1732)

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A LOUIS XV ENAMELLED VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE
BY JEAN-JOSEPH BARRIERE (FL. 1763-1793), MARKED, PARIS, 1768/1769, WITH THE CHARGE AND DECHARGE MARKS OF JULIEN ALATERRE 1768-1774, THE MINIATURE ATTRIBUTED TO JACQUES-PHILIPPE FERRAND (FRENCH, 1653-1732)
elongated oval box, the cover, sides and base enamelled to simulate lapis-lazuli within shaped reserves framed by foliate gold reeding, the cover applied with an oval miniature depicting King Louis XIV of France (1638-1715) in armour, wearing a curled full-bottomed wig and the blue sash of the Royal French Order of the Holy Ghost, within a reeded gold frame, surrounded by a laurel wreath surmounted by the head of a putto, the base centred with an oval gold plaque chased with trophies of love on a frosted ground, the gold borders chased with flowerheads and acanthus scrolls alternating with white enamel squares, the four side pilasters chased with standing putti carrying a laurel swag hung on the faux lapis-lazuli panels, in fitted brown leather case stamped 'S Bulgari'
3½ in. (90 mm.) wide (2)
Provenance
With Sotirio Bulgari, Rome.
Christie's, London, 21 November 2000, lot 109.

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