A LOUIS XV MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND GOLD SNUFF-BOX
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A LOUIS XV MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND GOLD SNUFF-BOX

PARIS, 1750-1756, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JULIEN BERTHE

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A LOUIS XV MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND GOLD SNUFF-BOX
Paris, 1750-1756, with the charge and discharge marks of Julien Berthe
Flattened rectangular box with mother-of-pearl cover and base and polished gold sides, cover and base engraved with interwoven and concentric circles centred by gold studs and quatrefoils, the lid furthermore inlaid with fifteen engraved colourfully shimmering shell roundels centred by chased flowerheads arranged in three rows of five tondelli each, reeded gold mounts and flaring wavy thumbpiece
2¼ in. (56 mm.) wide
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Geneva, 15 November 1994, lot 57.
With S. J. Phillips Ltd., London, 1996, acquired by
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-208).
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