11 April 2002
A LOUIS XVI TWO-COLOUR GOLD PENCIL AND PEN HOLDER
with the export discharge marks of Jean-Baptiste Fouache 1774-1780
Cylindrical gold body chased with foliate spiral garlands on matted gold ground bands alternating with dotted garlands on reeded engine-turned stripes, with propelling retractable pencil and pen nib at either end
4 7/8 in. (125 mm.) long
Anonymous sale; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 21 February 1978, lot 47 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-33).
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