22 May 2001
A FINE LOUIS XV TWO-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
by François-Guillaume Tiron (fl. 1747-1782), marked, Paris, 1767/1768, with the charge mark of Jean-Jacques Prevost and the discharge mark of Julien Alaterre, later struck with two Parisian post-1838 restricted warranty marks for gold
Rectangular box, the rectangular panels on cover, sides and base chased with narrow wavy engine-turning creating a peaked surface, within scalloped and reeded edges, the broad sablé gold borders chased with a fluted wavy polished band interwoven with a laurel garland in green gold
2 11/16 in. (68 mm.) wide
4 oz. (121 gr.)
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