AN IMPERIAL FRENCH PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A PORTRAIT MINIATURE
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AN IMPERIAL FRENCH PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A PORTRAIT MINIATURE

THE BOX BY ETIENNE-LUCIEN BLERZY (FL. 1801-1808), MARKED, WITH THE RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD, PARIS 1798-1809 AND THE PARISIAN POST-REVOLUTIONARY UNOFFICIAL STANDARD MARK FOR 20.5 CARAT GOLD, THE FLANGE ENGRAVED WITH RETAILER'S NAME AND INVENTORY NUMBER 260 AND INSCRIBED BY THE RETAILER 'NO 53. ETIENNE NITOT ET FILS JOUAILLIERS [SIC] BIJOUTIERS . DE SA MAJESTÉ L'IMPÉRATRICE ET REINE À PARIS .' THE MINIATURE SCHOOL OF DANIEL SAINT (FRENCH 1778-1847), CIRCA 1808

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AN IMPERIAL FRENCH PARCEL-ENAMELLED GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A PORTRAIT MINIATURE
THE BOX BY ETIENNE-LUCIEN BLERZY (FL. 1801-1808), MARKED, WITH THE RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD, PARIS 1798-1809 AND THE PARISIAN POST-REVOLUTIONARY UNOFFICIAL STANDARD MARK FOR 20.5 CARAT GOLD, THE FLANGE ENGRAVED WITH RETAILER'S NAME AND INVENTORY NUMBER 260 AND INSCRIBED BY THE RETAILER 'NO 53. ETIENNE NITOT ET FILS JOUAILLIERS [SIC] BIJOUTIERS . DE SA MAJESTÉ L'IMPÉRATRICE ET REINE À PARIS .'
THE MINIATURE SCHOOL OF DANIEL SAINT (FRENCH 1778-1847), CIRCA 1808
Octagonal box, the cover centred by a glazed oval miniature on ivory depicting Emperor Napoleon I of France (1769-1821), in blue uniform with white facings, wearing the breast-star and badge of the Imperial French Order of the Legion of Honour, in a sablé gold border, stamped with acanthus within opaque blue enamelled fluting, the frosted sides and base engine-turned with concentric circles, the borders and pilasters with raised flowerheads, lozenges and scrolling foliage enamelled with blue taille d'épargne
3½ in. (90 mm.) wide
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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