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A gold and enamel snuff box in Paris 18th century taste
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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176
A gold and enamel snuff box in Paris 18th century taste
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A gold and enamel snuff box in Paris 18th century taste
oval, the lid applied with an enamel miniature of Louis XV, after the painting by Jean-Baptiste van Loo, French school, wearing armour and a cloak strewn with fleurs-de-lis, on a translucent bleu du roi ground over engine-turning, within chased and enamelled laurel borders, prestige marks including maker's mark NCQ, charge mark of J. Alaterre, discharge mark of J.B. Fouache and date letter B, in associated shagreen case
Quantity: 2
width 8cm, 3 1/8 in
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Catalogue Note

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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