9 December 2008
A LOUIS XVI THREE-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY CHARLES OUIZILLE (FL. 1771-1830), MARKED, PARIS, 1779/1780, WITH THE CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF JEAN-BAPTISTE FOUACHE 1774-1780, STRUCK WITH INVENTORY NUMBER 575
oval box, the panels on cover, base and four sides engine-turned with small waves forming a peaked pattern, the four side dividers chased as columns hung with laurel festoons, the frosted gold borders stamped with leaves, flowers and roses
2 1/8 in. (54 mm.) wide
1¾ oz. (52 gr.)
Christie's, London, 22 May 2001, lot 127.
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