11 April 2002
A LOUIS XVI VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
by Jean-Jacques Chardet (fl. 1774-1790), marked, Paris 1775/1776 and 1776/1777, with the charge and discharge marks of Jean-Baptiste Fouache 1774-1780
Oval box, the cover, sides and base with panels of engine-turned horizontal reeding framed by polished gold bands, the panels on lid and base centred by oval reserves chased in four-colour gold on a frosted ground with trophies of gardening and painting, the sides divided by four circular reserves similarly chased with trophies of music, gardening and love, all panels hung with floral swags, the matted gold borders chased with a laurel and berry border
2¾ in. (70 mm.) wide
3 oz. (107 gr.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Geneva, 26 April 1977, lot 280 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-24).
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