9 December 2003,
Price realised GBP 9,560
GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
A RARE RUSSIAN TWO-COLOUR GOLD BONBONNIÈRE SET WITH MINIATURES
by François-Claude Theremin (fl. 1779-1801), marked, St Petersburg 1797, with the assay mark of Aleksander Ilyich Yashinov 1795-1826
Circular gold box, the independent lid and base inset with circular oil miniatures under glass after seascapes by Vernet, within waterleaf and tongue borders, polished gold sides with bright-cut borders
3 3/16 in. (81 mm.) diam.
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Serge Grandjean (Les tabatières du musée du Louvre, Paris, 1981, no. 525) lists three boxes of 1793, 1795 and 1796 by Theremin in the Hermitage and one, of 1798, in the Louvre.
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