10 December 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A CANADIAN ESTATE
A GEORGE III TWO-COLOUR GOLD BONBONNIÈRE
by Gabriel Wirgman (fl. 1767-1791), marked, London, 1780/1781, with the English standard mark for 22-carat gold 1756-1821 and the London assay office mark 1756-1821
Circular box, the independent cover and base engine-turned with shifted concentric reeded circles forming a pattern of peaked lozenges, the sides with reeded rims, the lid and base centred by a circular reserve applied with a foliate rosette on a frosted ground within beaded and fluted borders, the outer matted gold borders applied with circle of small beads and stylized acanthus on a matted band
2 13/16 in. (72 mm.) diam.
4 1/3 oz. (123 gr.)
Jack Rayman, London.
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