28 November 2006
A LOUIS XV FOUR-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
by Pierre Lefèvre (fl. 1764-1779), marked, Paris, 1765/1766, with the charge and discharge marks of Jean-Jacques Prévost 1762-1768, later struck with two Parisian post-1838 restricted warranty marks for gold
Shuttle-shaped box, the cover, base and sides chased in four-colour gold with raised floral rosettes flanked by pellets, framed by laurel wreaths within sablé gold reserves and fluted scroll borders, on an engine-turned peaked pattern ground, bright-cut rims
2¾ in. (72 mm.) wide
3½ oz. (102 gr.)
Formerly Y. Bauché Collection.
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