27 November 2007
A LOUIS XVI ENAMELLED GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY JEAN-JOSEPH BARRIÈRE (FL. 1763-1793), MARKED, PARIS, 1776/1777, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-BAPTISTE FOUACHE, INVENTORY NUMBER 1601 AND POST-1893 IMPORT MARKS FOR GOLD
oval box, the cover, side and base panels enamelled in translucent orange on engine-turned vertical coin-pattern stripes, within borders of white enamel simulated pearls, the cover centred with an oval enamel plaque of a lady with basket standing in front of a peasant couple seated in a classical riverside landscape, within frosted gold frame applied with translucent green enamelled leaves and red ribbons, the borders and side pilasters similarly adorned; with suede-lined hinged brown leather case stamped 'Bulgari Roma'
3 9/16 in. (91 mm.) wide (2)
The Collection of M.-Henri Smulders; (+) part II, Frederik Muller & Cie/Mensing & Fils, Amsterdam, 26-27 June 1934, lot 125 (975 Dutch Guilders).
With S. Bulgari.
Christie's, London, 21 November 2000, lot 111.
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