Gold and enamel boxes bearing the maker's mark NCQ accompanied by French prestige marks are not uncommon and exist in various styles imitating Paris boxes of the second half of the 18th century. These boxes do not fall into the Hanau group identified by Lorenz Seelig nor do they appear to have been made in Geneva. As Charles Truman has pointed out, the NCQ boxes are often similar in weight and style (sometimes copying readily recognisable Paris boxes by Charles le Bastier) to those with the unidentified French prestige mark AB, previously attributed to Antoine Bloquet. More work needs to be done on the provenance of these accomplished boxes in order to try to discover exactly where and when they were made.
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