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A FRENCH JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR EXPORT TO THE INDIAN MARKET
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A FRENCH JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR EXPORT TO THE INDIAN MARKET

BY LOUIS FRANÇOIS TRONQUOY (FL. 1827-1871), MARKED, PARIS, 1840-1870, WITH THE FRENCH EXPORT MARK FOR GOLD AND SILVER 1840-1878

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A FRENCH JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR EXPORT TO THE INDIAN MARKET
BY LOUIS FRANÇOIS TRONQUOY (FL. 1827-1871), MARKED, PARIS, 1840-1870, WITH THE FRENCH EXPORT MARK FOR GOLD AND SILVER 1840-1878
rectangular box with rounded corners, enamelled all over in turquoise blue, the hinged cover applied with an Indian elephant cast in gold and studded with a sapphire and diamonds, standing in a gold meadow set with emeralds and flowers in sapphires, garnets and diamonds, flanked by two gold trees studded with diamonds and ruby and emerald cabochons, within gold band border, the sides with gold tongue and leaf borders, the sides and base with taille d'épargne bright-cut gold interlacing strapwork
3 13/16 in. (97 mm.) wide
Provenance
Christie's, London, 21 November 2000, lot 271.
Special notice

Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. Please be advised that a purchasers inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).

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