5 June 2007
A LOUIS XVI ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE
BY JOSEPH-ÉTIENNE BLERZY (FL. 1768-1808), MARKED, PARIS 1787/1788, WITH THE SECOND CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF HENRY CLAVEL 1782-1789, THE FLANGE STRUCK WITH INVENTORY NO. 981 AND TWO FRENCH POST-1864 IMPORT MARKS FOR GOLD, THE MINIATURE BY NICOLAS CLAUDE VASSAL (FL. C. 1766-1779)
Oval box, set with six panels of alternating opaque white and translucent blue guilloché enamel stripes, bordered by blue enamel bands decorated with interlacing gold foliage, the lid centred by an oval enamel miniature depicting a young lady in white dress, with white muslin veil and flowers in her upswept hair
3 1/8 in. (82 mm.) wide
Christie's, Geneva, 11 May 1982, lot 189.
Christie's, Geneva, 19 November 1991, lot 189.
Sotheby's, Geneva, 16 May 1995, lot 15.
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