Lot 34
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A DECORATIVE GOLD AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, 19TH CENTURY | A decorative gold and enamel snuff box, 19th century

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 EUR
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Description

  • H: 3,7 cm ; 1 1/2 in. ; L: 8,7 cm. ; 3 1/2 in.
in 18th century taste, of navette form, the lid, sides and base striped in opaque white and translucent green and blue enamels with twined garlands and rosette-chased garlands within laurel borders, Paris prestige marks including maker's mark purporting to be that of Jean Formey, charge and discharge marks of Julien Alaterre, date letter E for 1770, The rim engraved: Formey AParis

Provenance

Collection Lowenstein, Galerie Charpentier, 17 decembre 1935, lot 100

Catalogue Note

Snuff boxes with this type of pattern, resembling contemporary silks, were fashionable novelties in Paris around 1766/67. For two examples of those dates by Jean Marie Tiron dit Tiron de Nanteuil, see Sotheby's Olympia, 6 June 2002, lots 65 and 66. The present example is closely based on the design of the second box which had probably been seen by its maker.

Snuff boxes with this type of pattern, resembling contemporary silks, were fashionable novelties in Paris around 1766/67. For two examples of those dates by Jean Marie Tiron dit Tiron de Nanteuil, see Sotheby's Olympia, 6 June 2002, lots 65 and 66. The present example is closely based on the design of the second box which had probably been seen by its maker.
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