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A LOUIS XVI ENAMELLED SEALING-WAX CASE
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A LOUIS XVI ENAMELLED SEALING-WAX CASE

BY NICOLAS DURIER (FL. 1758-1788), MARKED, PARIS, 1781/1782, WITH THE FIRST CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF HENRY CLAVEL 1780-1782, LATER STRUCK WITH TWO PARISIAN POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD

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A LOUIS XVI ENAMELLED SEALING-WAX CASE
by Nicolas Durier (fl. 1758-1788), marked, Paris, 1781/1782, with the first charge and discharge marks of Henry Clavel 1780-1782, later struck with two Parisian post-1838 restricted warranty marks for gold
Slightly tapering étui-à-cire of oval section, the cover and base enamelled with a design of black-edged red stars on a salmon-beige translucent ground over horizontal reeding, framed by fluted bands, the slightly raised cap similarly enamelled and topped by a chased and enamelled green and white foliate rosette, the borders banded in the same colour on a sablé ground, blank matrix
4 11/16 in. (119 mm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Geneva, 11 May 1989, lot 80 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-181).
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