27 November 2007
A LOUIS XVI GOLD-MOUNTED JAPANESE-STYLE LACQUER BONBONNIÈRE
WITH THE DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-BAPTISTE FOUACHE, PARIS 1774-1780, OTHER MARKS RUBBED
circular box, the independent cover, sides and base lacquered with gilt leaves and flowers and inset with tinted shells on a black ground, the gold mounts decorated with stylised acanthus, the inside lined with composition
3 in. (77 mm.) diam.
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