22 May 2001
A LOUIS XVI ENAMELLED GOLD BONBONNIERE
by Toussaint-François Pillieux (fl. 1786-1806), marked, Paris, 1788/1789, with the second charge and discharge marks of Henry Clavel and the counter-mark of Jean-François Kalendrin
Circular box, the independent cover, sides and base enamelled with translucent blue on an engine-turned wavy ground, within reeded gold and opaque white enamel borders, the cover and base centred with a swirling foliate rosette in gold and green paillons, within a foliate wavescroll border enclosing pellets in gold paillons, the sides decorated with similar foliate motifs in green and gold paillons, the yellow enamelled borders embellished with green leaves and red pellets
2 7/16 in. (62 mm.) diam.
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