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A pearl, gold and enamel snuff box
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 11,400 GBP
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90
A pearl, gold and enamel snuff box
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 11,400 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A pearl, gold and enamel snuff box

Louis-François Tronquoy, Paris, 1838-1871, the rim numbered: 177

rectangular, the lid inset with an elongated oval panel painted on a translucent sunset ground with a view of the Chalees Satoon in the Fort of Allahabad on the River Jumna, after the engraving of 1795 by Thomas Daniell, the corners with pearl clusters within a pearl border, the base with a similarly-shaped panel painted with flowers within gold beaded clusters and borders, the sides with engraved gold swags and rocaille on a blue ground


width 8.7cm, 3 3/8 in
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Catalogue Note

Louis-François Tronquoy first entered a mark for la tabatière on 4 January 1827 from 8 rue des Prouvaires, probably taking over the business and premises of the box-maker Simon-Achille Léger. Tronquoy continued to work at the same address until 28 June 1871. Following current fashions, Tronquoy's work developed from transitional delicately-engraved Restauration boxes, such as this example, to the more colourful enamelled and jewelled presentation boxes of the Deuxième Empire

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