6 July 2005
A LOUIS XV TWO-COLOUR GOLD BONBONNIÈRE
by Melchior-René Barre (fl. 1768-1791), marked, Paris, 1772/1773, with the charge and discharge marks of Julien Alaterre 1768-1774
Circular box, the independent cover and base engine-turned with concentric circles, the sides similarly engine-turned with reeding, the matted gold rims applied with a garland of stylized acanthus framed by flutes
2 7/8 in. (73 mm.) diam.
4½ oz. (132 gr.)
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