9 December 2003
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE BARON HOTTINGUER, PARIS
A FRENCH GOLD-MOUNTED GLASS AND GOLD WIRE BONBONNIÈRE
by Antoine Tardiveau (fl. 1798-1815), marked, with the second standard and excise marks for gold Paris 1798-1809, the Parisian post-Revolutionary unofficial standard mark for 20.5 carat gold, later struck with two French Provincial post-1838 restricted warranty marks for gold
Circular glass box, the independent cover set with a gold wire composition of a bouquet of flowers under convex glass and placed on a glass panel, the raised polished gold mounts stamped with concave stars
2½ in. (64 mm.) diam.
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A slightly earlier gold wire bouquet box was sold Christie's, London, 10 December 2002, lot 160.
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