9 December 2008
A LOUIS XVI ENAMELLED GOLD BONBONNIÈRE
BY JEAN-JOSEPH BARRIÈRE (FL. 1763-1793), MARKED, PARIS, 1780/1781, WITH THE FIRST CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF HENRY CLAVEL 1780-1782 AND INVENTORY NUMBER 420, THE INSIDE OF THE COVER WITH EARLIER GOLD LINING
circular box, the independent cover, base, and sides enamelled in translucent blue on a wavy guilloché ground scattered with pellets, the borders enamelled with opalescent pink beads alternating with translucent green foliage bordered by white enamel stripes
2 3/8 in. (60 mm.) diam.
Christie's, Geneva, 19 November 1997, lot 238.
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