A FRENCH PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
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A FRENCH PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

BY ADRIEN-JEAN-MAXIMILIEN VACHETTE (FL. 1779-1839), MARKED, PARIS, STRUCK WITH THE PARISIAN STANDARD MARK FOR GOLD 1797, THE PARISIAN GUARANTEE MARK FOR SMALL GOLD ITEMS 1798-1809 AND THE PARISIAN GUARANTEE MARK FOR GOLD 1819-1838, THE FLANGE ENGRAVED 'VACHETTE BIJOUTIER À PARIS'

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A FRENCH PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY ADRIEN-JEAN-MAXIMILIEN VACHETTE (FL. 1779-1839), MARKED, PARIS, STRUCK WITH THE PARISIAN STANDARD MARK FOR GOLD 1797, THE PARISIAN GUARANTEE MARK FOR SMALL GOLD ITEMS 1798-1809 AND THE PARISIAN GUARANTEE MARK FOR GOLD 1819-1838, THE FLANGE ENGRAVED 'VACHETTE BIJOUTIER À PARIS'
pocket-shaped box, the cover, sides and base set with panels of sablé and polished gold, each parcel-enamelled with scrolling foliage between pale-blue enamel and black and gold taille d’épargne enamel borders, in original fitted red leather case
3½ in. (90 mm.) wide
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Lot Essay

For another box by this goldsmith see lots 24,34,39,40 and 70.
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