28 November 2006
A LOUIS XVI GOLD SNUFF-BOX
by Dominique-François Poitreau (fl. 1757-1781), marked, Paris, 1776/1777, with the charge and discharge marks of Jean-Baptiste Fouache 1774-1780
Oval box, the panels on cover, sides and base engine-turned with latticework and framed within foliate borders interspersed with roses, the four side pilasters with floral swags hung from bows
2 7/16 in. (62 mm.) wide
2 oz. (58 gr.)
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