27 November 2007
A LOUIS XV GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY PHILIPPE-EMMANUEL GARBE (FL. 1748-1793), MARKED, PARIS 1756/57, WITH THE CHARGE MARK OF JULIEN BERTHE 1750-56 AND THE DISCHARGE MARK OF ELOY BRICHARD 1756-1762, THE FLANGE STRUCK TWICE WITH THE FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD
oval box, the cover and base engraved overall with wavy lines in a radiating sun-in-splendour pattern and vertical wavy lines on the sides
2¼ in. (56 mm.) wide
2 1/8 oz. (62 gr.)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
For a similar box by Louis Michelin, Paris 1752-53, see A. K. Snowman, Eighteenth Century Gold Boxes of Europe, Woodbridge, 1990, p. 135, illustrated pl. 263.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Masters of the Renaissance in Berlin, a Post-Impressionist in Britain and Degas at the Opéra — our updated guide to the best shows in Europe this year
In the first decades of the 20th century, the bars in a small district of Paris hosted some of the greatest artists, writers and intellects of the age. Jack Castle takes a tour