A LOUIS XV ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
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A LOUIS XV ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX

BY JEAN-JOSEPH BARRIÈRE (FL. 1763-1793), MARKED, PARIS, 1766/1767, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-JACQUES PREVOST 1762-1768, ENGRAVED WITH INVENTORY NUMBERS 131 AND 613

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A LOUIS XV ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
by Jean-Joseph Barrière (fl. 1763-1793), marked, Paris, 1766/1767, with the charge and discharge marks of Jean-Jacques Prevost 1762-1768, engraved with inventory numbers 131 and 613
Oval box, the cover, sides and base with panels of engine-turned horizontal wavy reeding, the lid centred by an oval reserve enamelled en plein and depicting a seated street musician and his son training a dog to dance to the sound of his flute, painted en grisaille on a pink ground, within a fluted border, with a translucent blue enamelled basse-taille laurel crown above and translucent green enamelled basse-taille leaves below, the burnished gold borders decorated en taille d'épargne in basse-taille translucent green and blue enamels with bunches of grapes and vine, the four side dividers similarly enamelled and engraved with baskets of flowers
3½ in. (89 mm.) wide
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Geneva, 14-15 November 1983, lot 516 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-138).
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Lot Essay

For another box by Barrière, see lot 822.
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