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PROPERTY FORMERLY OF THE HABSBURG IMPERIAL FAMILY

'Cachet à 50 devises'. A mother of pearl-handled desk seal with changeable matrices, with trade label for Brasseux Ainé, Palais Royal, Paris, circa 1816
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
224

PROPERTY FORMERLY OF THE HABSBURG IMPERIAL FAMILY

'Cachet à 50 devises'. A mother of pearl-handled desk seal with changeable matrices, with trade label for Brasseux Ainé, Palais Royal, Paris, circa 1816
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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'Cachet à 50 devises'. A mother of pearl-handled desk seal with changeable matrices, with trade label for Brasseux Ainé, Palais Royal, Paris, circa 1816
the rectangular red morocco case tooled with the marriage arms of the Duc and Duchesse de Berry, containing the pommel-shaped mother of pearl handle and 49 metal matrices (one lacking) each engraved with different mottos and devices
Quantity: 51
case 16.5cm, 6 1/2 in; handle 7.5cm, 3in.
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Provenance

Marie Caroline of Naples and Sicily, Duchesse de Berry (1798-1870), married Charles Ferdinand, Duc de Berry(1778-1820), on 17 June 1816. A green wax impression of the marriage arms and a Paris porcelain plaque painted with them were sold, Sotheby's London, 14 April 2011, lots 187 & 188.

Catalogue Note

The label engraved with images of the devices above: Cachet à 50 devises / 3e Collection / Par brevet d'invention, de perfectionnement, et d'addition / à Paris, chez Brasseux Ainé, Graveur Cé. du Roi / et de S.A.R, Mr le Duc de Nemours / Palais Royal, No. 33, Galerie Richelieu'

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