A LOUIS XV GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A DIAMOND-BORDERED MINIATURE
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A LOUIS XV GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A DIAMOND-BORDERED MINIATURE

BY CHARLES-ALEXANDRE BOUILLEROT (FL. 1769-1792), MARKED, PARIS, 1772/1773, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JULIEN ALATERRE, THE FLANGE STRUCK WITH INVENTORY NO. 301

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A LOUIS XV GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A DIAMOND-BORDERED MINIATURE
by Charles-Alexandre Bouillerot (fl. 1769-1792), marked, Paris, 1772/1773, with the charge and discharge marks of Julien Alaterre, the flange struck with inventory no. 301
Oval box, the cover, sides and base with panels of wavy horizontal engine-turning within fluted borders, the lid centred by an oval enamel miniature depicting a young lady with low-cut pink dress reclining on her green-upholstered sofa, within a translucent green enamelled coin pattern border, rose-cut diamond frame, the sablé borders chased with a garland of leaves entwined with ribbons, the four side pilasters similarly engraved with vases of flowers
2 3/8 in. (60 mm.) wide
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 29 April 1974, lot 121 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-86).
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Lot Essay

For another box by Bouillerot, see lot 887.
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