25 May 2004
A LOUIS XV GOLD-MOUNTED JAPANESE LACQUER POCKET CALENDAR
by Joseph-Urbain Coiny (fl. 1757 - after 1760), marked, Paris, 1758/1759, with the charge and discharge marks of Eloy Brichard 1756-1762
Rectangular binding for a calendar, the hinged front and back covers of Japanese hiramaki-e lacquer, the outsides with gold and silver exotic trees and branches on a black ground, the gold spine and mounts engraved with wavescroll bands, the inside lined with blue silk containing a printed calendar for 1787; the original fitted green shagreen case lined with velvet
1 13/16 in. (47 mm.) high (2)
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Joseph-Urbain Coiny was the brother of the famous gold-boxes maker Mathieu Coiny who sponsored him on his maîtrise in 1757. As they had the same address, they apparently shared the same workshop.
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