A Louis XVI vari-colour gold Bonbonnière
by Nicolas Marguerit, marked, Paris, 1780/1781, with the charge and discharge marks of Henry Clavel
Circular box, the independent cover and base engraved with panels of engine-turned concentrical reeding stamped with scattered pellets, bordered by sablé bands set with raised beads, the sides similarly decorated with horizontal reeding, the cover and base centred by acanthus rosettes chased in two-colour gold on a frosted ground
61 mm. (2 3/8 in.) diam.