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79
A two-colour gold and enamel snuff box
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 7,800 GBP
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79
A two-colour gold and enamel snuff box
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 7,800 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A two-colour gold and enamel snuff box

Auguste-Gaspard Turmine, charge and discharge marks of Jean-Baptiste Fouache, Paris, 1778

oval, the lid inset with an oval enamel plaque painted with Vestal virgins kindling the sacred flame before a statue of the goddess, blue enamel ground over diaper engine-turning within laurel and rosette borders, the side panels divided by chased lyre ornament


width 8cm, 3 1/8 in
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Catalogue Note

Auguste-Gaspard Turmine became master in Paris on 26 August 1778 sponsored by François Georges. By 1781, he had moved from the rue St-Martin to the rue Bourg-l'Abbé where he remained until his death in 1786. In the notice of decease in the Journal de Paris, he was described as marchand orfèvre, bijoutier et tablettier.

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