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AN UNUSUAL FRENCH JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR EXPORTATION TO THE INDIAN MARKET
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AN UNUSUAL FRENCH JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR EXPORTATION TO THE INDIAN MARKET

BY LOUIS-FRANÇOIS TRONQUOY (FL. 1827-1871), MARKED, PARIS, 1840-1870, WITH THE FRENCH EXPORT MARK FOR GOLD AND SILVER 1840-1878

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AN UNUSUAL FRENCH JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX FOR EXPORTATION TO THE INDIAN MARKET
by Louis-François Tronquoy (fl. 1827-1871), marked, Paris, 1840-1870, with the French export mark for gold and silver 1840-1878
Rectangular box with rounded corners, enamelled all over in turquoise blue, the cover applied with an Indian elephant cast in gold and studded with a sapphire and diamonds, standing on a gold meadow set with emeralds and flowers in sapphires and various other gems, flanked by two gold trees studded with diamonds and ruby and emerald cabochons, within gold band border, the sides with gold tongue and leaf borders, the sides and base with taille d'épargne bright-cut gold interlacing strapwork
3.13/16 in. (97 mm.) wide
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