7 July 2016
A LOUIS XV VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY JEAN-EDME JULLIOT (FL. 1772-1791), MARKED, PARIS, 1773/1774, WITH THE CHARGE AND DECHARGE MARKS OF JULIEN ALATERRE 1768-1775
oval box, the cover, sides and base with panels of coin-pattern engine-turning within chased foliate gold borders, the cover centred with an oval panel chased with a musical trophy and two doves amidst foliage on a sablé ground, the interior of the cover engraved with a coat-of-arms
3½ in. (88 mm.) wide
4½ oz. (136 gr.)
The arms are those of Croft, Baronets of Croft Castle, Co. Hereford, now owned by the National Trust.
Sotheby's, Zurich, 6 May 1980, lot 61.
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