27 November 2007
A FRENCH GOLD-LINED COMPOSITION SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A HARDSTONE CAMEO
BY JEAN-LOUIS LEFERRE (FL. 1803-1822), MARKED, WITH THE PARISIAN POST-REVOLUTIONARY UNOFFICIAL STANDARD MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD
rectangular gold-lined black box, the cover inset with a boldly carved brown agate cameo depicting the wine-deities Bacchus and Silenus as they prepare to mount a festive chariot drawn by the lyre-playing centaur Chiron and his trumpeting companion, mounted à jour, the reverse visible on the interior cover and carved with a laurel wreath, within octagonal réverbère gold mount, with stamped foliage on a matted ground and framed by royal blue enamelled border
3 3/8 in. (85 mm.) wide
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