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A LOUIS XV GOLD-INLAID COMPOSITION BOÎTE-À-MOUCHES
THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN
A LOUIS XV GOLD-INLAID COMPOSITION BOÎTE-À-MOUCHES

WITH THE DISCHARGE MARKS OF JULIEN ALATERRE 1768-1774 AND UNIDENTIFIED MARKS

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A LOUIS XV GOLD-INLAID COMPOSITION BOÎTE-À-MOUCHES
with the discharge marks of Julien Alaterre 1768-1774 and unidentified marks
Rectangular black composition patch-box with rounded corners, the lid and base inlaid with an oval pierced and engraved central gold motif of mirrored scrolls, the border of the lid inlaid with an entrelac-de-rubans, the scrolling gold thumbpiece stamped and engraved with flowers and leaves on a horizontally rippled ground, the interior of the base with three compartments, the open oblong front compartment containing a small brush with black lacquer handle and composition shaft, the two gold-hinged lids of the symmetrical rear compartments inlaid with small pierced and engraved central gold motifs of mirrored scrolls, and fitted to contain the patches and the glue, the inside of the lid inset with a mirror
2 7/16 in. (62 mm.) wide
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