Lot Content

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
A FRENCH GOLD SNUFF-BOX
A FRENCH GOLD SNUFF-BOX

BY L. BENARD (FL. 1816-1822), MARKED, WITH THE THIRD STANDARD AND EXCISE MARKS FOR GOLD, PARIS 1819-1838, WITH THE POST-REVOLUTIONARY UNOFFICIAL STANDARD MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD, PARIS, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD

Details
A FRENCH GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY L. BENARD (FL. 1816-1822), MARKED, WITH THE THIRD STANDARD AND EXCISE MARKS FOR GOLD, PARIS 1819-1838, WITH THE POST-REVOLUTIONARY UNOFFICIAL STANDARD MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD, PARIS, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD
rectangular with rounded corners box with convex sides, the cover and base engine-turned with a basket-weave pattern scattered with stars, the sides stamped with foliate scrolls and rosettes on a frosted ground, slightly raised engraved thumbpiece
2 5/8 in. (66 mm.) wide
1¾ oz. (52 gr.)
Provenance
Christie's, Geneva, 21 May 1997, lot 205.
;

Related Articles

View all
Collecting guide: gold boxes auction at Christies
What to read in 2022: the best auction at Christies
Collecting stories: Leo Shih auction at Christies

More from Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

View All
View All