12 June 2006
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A LOUIS XV THREE-COLOUR GOLD BOÎTE-À-ROUGE
by Jean-Joseph Barrière (fl. 1763-1793), marked, Paris, 1771/1772, with the charge and discharge marks of Julien Alaterre 1768-1774, struck with inventory mark 899 or 668
Small circular box, the independent cover and base engine-turned with concentric reeding, the sides with similar horizontal reeding, the cover centred by a foliate rosette chased in red and yellow gold on a matted gold roundel, the matted gold borders chased with stylized acanthus
1½ in. (38 mm.) diam.
1 oz. (39 gr.)
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