10 June 2008
A LOUIS XV TORTOISESHELL AND TWO-COLOUR GOLD BONBONNIÈRE
PARIS, 1768-1774, WITH THE DISCHARGE MARK OF JULIEN ALATERRE
circular box, the independent lid, sides and base mounted with thin piqué posé gold stripes with thicker piqué posé yellow gold stripes with twisted ribbon pattern at intervals, borders engraved with flowers
2½ in. (64 mm.) diam.
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What a newcomer need to know about the highly collectable, grain-based liquor served at all Chinese state banquets
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