A LOUIS XVI VARI-COLOUR GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE
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A LOUIS XVI VARI-COLOUR GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE

WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-BAPTISTE FOUACHE 1774-1780

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A LOUIS XVI VARI-COLOUR GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE
with the charge and discharge marks of Jean-Baptiste Fouache 1774-1780
Slightly tapering étui of quatrefoil section, the polished gold panels on cover, sides and base engraved with bright-cut borders, the matted borders chased with trailing foliage and flowers, the domed cap similarly adorned and topped by a floral rosette in three-colour gold, the later matrix engraved with scrolling monogram CM on a reeded ground surmounted by a couple of doves and a laurel wreath
5 in. (128 mm.) high
1 oz. (52 gr.)
Provenance
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-28).
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