18 May 1999
A Mennecy silver-mounted ozier-moulded rectangular snuff-box
Circa 1760, the mounts Paris 1760, with the Charge and Dcharge of Eloy Brichard, Paris, 1756-62
Painted with loose bouquets of garden flowers, the interior similarly painted (slight damage to mounts)
3.3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) wide
The Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection, sold Christie's New York, 22 March 1991, lot 429.
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A similar example was sold in these Rooms on 15 October 1990, lot 7.
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