London, South Kensington
30 November 2007
AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH PROVINCIAL GOLD MUSICAL BOX IN THE FORM OF A PURSE,
MARK OF HN WITH DEVICE ABOVE & PELLET BELOW, 3RD. STANDARD, 5TH DIVISION SUD, LOZERE/MENDE, 1809/19,
Engine-turned with leaf & crosslet motifs on wavy ground, edged with engraved foliate borders & with hexagonal floral cartouche, with a later English key, interior box housing movement engraved on top with scrolling foliage, 2 5/8 in. long (6.7 cm.).
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