A LOUIS XVI GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX
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A LOUIS XVI GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX

BY ADRIEN-JEAN-MAXIMILIEN VACHETTE (FL. 1779-1839), MARKED, PARIS, 1782/1783, WITH THE CHARGE AND DECHARGE MARKS OF HENRI CLAVEL 1780-1782

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A LOUIS XVI GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX
BY ADRIEN-JEAN-MAXIMILIEN VACHETTE (FL. 1779-1839), MARKED, PARIS, 1782/1783, WITH THE CHARGE AND DECHARGE MARKS OF HENRI CLAVEL 1780-1782
rectangular gold-lined box with canted corners, the cover, sides and base set with panels of carnelian mounted en cage within chased entrelac gold sablé borders with column pilasters
2 7/8 in. (75 mm.) wide
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Lot Essay

This box is very similar to an earlier box dated 1776/1777 by Pierre-François Drais, Vachette's sponsor, the only difference being the use of pearls on the border, see Christie's, Geneva, 13 November 1985, lot 14. For another box by this goldsmith see lots 24,34,40,64 and 70.
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