25 May 2004
PIAT JOSEPH SAUVAGE (BELGIAN, 1744-1818)
The jugate profiles of King Louis XVI, Queen Marie-Antoinette and the Dauphin
signed 'Sauvage' (lower left)
en grisaille on a slate blue ground
2 11/16 in. (67 mm.) diam., gold and gilt-metal mounts, set on the cover of a gold mounted dark composition bonbonnière, the gold mounts by Henry Garand (fl. 1788-1793), marked, with the charge and discharge marks of Jean-François Kalendrin 1789-1792, the flange engraved 'DONNEE PAR LEURS MAJESTES A MR PUTOD CAPITAINE DE LEURS GARDES 17 7BR 91'
According to an inscription engraved on the flange of the gold mount, presented by King Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette to Mr Putod, Captain of their Guards, on 17 September 1791.
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