6 July 2005
A LOUIS XVI TWO-COLOUR GOLD BONBONNIÈRE
by Jean-Baptiste Godart (fl. 1769-1781), marked, Paris, 1776/1777, with the charge and discharge marks of Jean-Baptiste Fouache 1774-1780, later struck with two Parisian post-1838 restricted warranty marks for gold
Circular box, the independent cover and base engine-turned with concentric circles, the sides similarly engine-turned with reeding, the lid and base centred by a circular reserve applied with a swirling foliate rosette on a frosted ground within a fluted border, the matted gold rims applied with a garland of stylized acanthus framed by flutes
2 7/8 in. (73 mm.) diam.
5 oz. (144 gr.)
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The inside of the lid is engraved 'From E. Quin - to the - Hon.ble Cha.s Monck the Nephew & Godson of her beloved Husband the late CHA.s W.m QUIN ESQ.r Physician General for thirty three Years Born October 1756. Died Dec.r 1818.'
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