A Louis XVI two-colour gold-mounted composition Bonbonnière set with a Miniature
Paris, 1774/1775, with the charge mark of Julien Alaterre and the discharge mark of Jean-Baptiste Fouache, maker's mark indistinct with a "G" as second letter, the "différent" probably a heart
Circular green composition box, the independent cover centred by a circular miniature representing a white and brown King Charles spaniel reclining on a pink cushion, within a ribbon-twist gold border, on a swirling sunburst gold piqué posé striped ground, the base similarly decorated and centred by an engraved two-colour gold rosette, the sides decorated with matching vertical stripes, the gold mounts engraved with a ribbon-twist motif
61 mm. (2 3/8 in.) diam.