A FRENCH GOLD AND HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX
A FRENCH GOLD AND HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX
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A FRENCH GOLD AND HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX

BY ADRIEN-JEAN-MAXIMILIEN VACHETTE (FL. 1779-1839), MARKED, PARIS, STRUCK WITH THE PARISIAN STANDARD MARK FOR GOLD 1797, THE PARISIAN POST-REVOLUTIONARY UNOFFICIAL STANDARD MARK FOR EIGHTEEN CARAT GOLD AND THE 1809 PARISIAN REVIEW MARK FOR SMALL GOLD ITEMS

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A FRENCH GOLD AND HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX
BY ADRIEN-JEAN-MAXIMILIEN VACHETTE (FL. 1779-1839), MARKED, PARIS, STRUCK WITH THE PARISIAN STANDARD MARK FOR GOLD 1797, THE PARISIAN POST-REVOLUTIONARY UNOFFICIAL STANDARD MARK FOR EIGHTEEN CARAT GOLD AND THE 1809 PARISIAN REVIEW MARK FOR SMALL GOLD ITEMS
oval box, the sides and base set with panels of peak-pattern engine-turning within fluted sablé borders and pilasters, the cover mounted à jour with an oval plaque of honey-coloured agate
3 1/3 in. (85 mm.) wide
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For another box by this goldsmith see lots 35, 39, 40, 64 and 70.
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