9 December 2008
A LOUIS XVI THREE-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED GLASS SNUFF-BOX
BY ALEXIS PROFFIT (FL. 1775-1793), MARKED, PARIS, 1789, WITH THE PARTIALLY RUBBED CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-FRANÇOIS KALENDRIN 1789-1792
circular box, the hinged cover, sides and base inset with plaques of clear glass, the gold mounts stamped and engraved with rose and green gold foliage on sablé ground, the base mount chased with green gold laurel border
2½ in. (64 mm.) diam.
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