Lot 51
  • 51

A TWO-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED ROYAL PORTRAIT BOX, PARIS, 1771 |

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 EUR
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Description

  • 6.5 cm, 2 5/8 in diameter
circular, the ground striped in gold and abalone shell in different tones of green and purple, within stamped mounts, the lid inset with an enamel portrait of Louis XV, wearing the ribbon of the Order of (?), and a blue velvet cloak adorned with gold fleurs-de-lis, tortoiseshell-lined, maker's mark [?]C, a star between, charge and discharge marks of Julien Alaterre, Paris, 1771, later French control marks including 3e titre 1819-38 and post-1838 eagle head control
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