9 December 2008
A LOUIS XVI TWO-COLOUR GOLD BONBONNIÈRE
BY NICOLAS-PIERRE SAINTE-BEUVE (FL. 1781-1787), MARKED, PARIS, 1783/1784, WITH THE SECOND CHARGE AND DISCHARGE MARKS OF HENRY CLAVEL 1782-1789
circular box, the independent cover and base engine-turned with concentric circles stamped with pellets, the sides similarly decorated on horizontally reeded engine-turning, the cover centred by a circular reserve applied with a bouquet of flowers and foliage in two colours of gold on a frosted ground within a rope-twist band, further similary decorated borders on cover and base
2 15/16 in. (75 mm.) diam.
3 5/8 oz. (104 gr.)
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