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Post Lot Text
A LOUIS XV GOLD AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL SNUFF-BOX
PARIS, 1747-1748, MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT
Rectangular, the cover, four sides and base set with gold panels inlaid with a pattern of mother-of-pearl plaques engraved with rosettes (some missing), the slightly wavy raised gold mounts with incorporated thumbpiece, fully marked
A similar snuff-box by Claude de Villers, Paris, 1745-1746, is recorded in K. Snowman, Eighteenth Century Gold Boxes of Europe, London, 1990, p. 124, pl. 225.