22 May 2001
THE PROPERTY OF AN AUSTRIAN COLLECTOR
A RARE EARLY LOUIS XV GOLD SCENT-BOTTLE
by François Froissart (fl. 1705-1748), marked, Paris, 1733/1734, with the charge mark of Hubert Louvet and other badly stuck marks, later struck with the Klagenfurt tax mark of 1806/1807
Gold perfume flask shaped as a pilgrim's gourd, the baluster body decorated with three shaped reserves chased and engraved on a sablé ground with a seated pilgrim holding a gourd on a stick, a ship at sea and a shipwreck, divided by scrolling polished gold panels engraved with reeding, the upper baluster part chased with scallops on a matted ground, polished neck, the pierced gold stopper attached at the neck with a gold chain
1¾ in. (44 mm.) high without the chain
½ oz. (14 gr.)
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