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A FRENCH GOLD-LINED TORTOISESHELL PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A PORCELAIN PLAQUE
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A FRENCH GOLD-LINED TORTOISESHELL PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A PORCELAIN PLAQUE

BY CHRISTIAN PETSCHLER (FL. 1814-1822), MARKED, PARIS, CIRCA 1820, STRUCK WITH THE POST-REVOLUTIONARY UNOFFICIAL STANDARD MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD AND THE THIRD STANDARD MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD, PARIS 1819-1838

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A FRENCH GOLD-LINED TORTOISESHELL PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A PORCELAIN PLAQUE
BY CHRISTIAN PETSCHLER (FL. 1814-1822), MARKED, PARIS, CIRCA 1820, STRUCK WITH THE POST-REVOLUTIONARY UNOFFICIAL STANDARD MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD AND THE THIRD STANDARD MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD, PARIS 1819-1838
rectangular gold-lined dark tortoiseshell box, the cover set with a rectangular porcelain plaque depicting the Archduke Johann of Austria (1782-1859) in Field-Marshall's uniform with the badge and sash of the Order of the Golden Fleece, within opaque dark blue enamel frames and flanked by two taille d'épargne blue enamel columns on a frosted gold ground stamped with foliage, slightly raised plain gold thumbpiece
3½ in. (89 mm.) wide
Provenance
Christie's, London, 13 November 1973, lot 165.
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