19 May 1998
A LOUIS XV VARI-COLOUR GOLD SEALING-WAX CASE
by Nicolas Marguerit, marked, Paris, 1767/1768, with the charge and discharge marks of Jean-Jacques Prévost
Slightly tapering étui-à-cire of oval section, both sides of cover and base with reserves chased in three-colour gold with trophies of love, music and gardening, foliage and flowersprays on frosted grounds, framed by boldly chased interwoven reeded scrolls enclosing reserves chased with carrots, with blank matrix, the slightly domed top chased with vegetables on a lozenge against a sunburst motif
119 mm. (4.11/16 in.) long
56 gr. (1 oz.)
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This sealing-wax case is illustrated on p. 99 UPPER LEFT.
Cet étui-à-cire est illustré sur la page 99 EN HAUT A GAUCHE.
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