A LOUIS XV TORTOISESHELL AND GOLD CAGEWORK SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE
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A LOUIS XV TORTOISESHELL AND GOLD CAGEWORK SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE

PARIS, PROBABLY 1750-1752, MAKER'S MARK RUBBED BUT POSSIBLY THAT OF PIERRE-AIMÉ JOUBERT (FL. 1735-1759), WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF ANTOINE LESCHAUDEL 1744-1750 AND WITH THE DISCHARGE MARKS OF JULIEN BERTHE 1750-1756, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO PARISIAN POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD, THE MINIATURE CONTINENTAL SCHOOL, CIRCA 1690/1700

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A LOUIS XV TORTOISESHELL AND GOLD CAGEWORK SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE
Paris, probably 1750-1752, maker's mark rubbed but possibly that of Pierre-Aimé Joubert (fl. 1735-1759), with the charge and discharge marks of Antoine Leschaudel 1744-1750 and with the discharge marks of Julien Berthe 1750-1756, later struck with two Parisian post-1838 restricted warranty marks for gold, the miniature Continental School, circa 1690/1700
Rectangular box, the cover, four sides and base inset with dark tortoiseshell panels within a gold cagework of fluted scrolls with incorporated slightly raised thumbpiece, the lid later set with a glazed oil miniature of a lady facing right in white frill-edged blue dress, with high-piled curly hair, within a pierced ribbon and garland gold frame
2 13/16 in. (72 mm.) wide
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 29 March 1976, lot 119 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-13).
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