27 November 2007
A LOUIS XV GOLD SNUFF-BOX
BY PHILIPPE-EMMANUEL GARBE (FL. 1748-1793), MARKED, PARIS 1756/57, WITH THE CHARGE MARK OF JULIEN BERTHE 1750-56 AND THE DISCHARGE MARK OF ELOY BRICHARD 1756-1762, THE FLANGE STRUCK TWICE WITH THE FRENCH POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARKS FOR GOLD
oval box, the cover and base engraved overall with wavy lines in a radiating sun-in-splendour pattern and vertical wavy lines on the sides
2¼ in. (56 mm.) wide
2 1/8 oz. (62 gr.)
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For a similar box by Louis Michelin, Paris 1752-53, see A. K. Snowman, Eighteenth Century Gold Boxes of Europe, Woodbridge, 1990, p. 135, illustrated pl. 263.
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