541
541
A gold snuff box, Noel Hardivilliers, Paris, 1764/5
Estimate
3,0005,000
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541
A gold snuff box, Noel Hardivilliers, Paris, 1764/5
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Style: European Silver, Ceramics, and Objects of Vertu

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A gold snuff box, Noel Hardivilliers, Paris, 1764/5
of ingot form, the lid, sides and base diaper engine-turned within Greek key borders, maker's mark, charge and discharge marks of Jean-Jacques Prévost, Paris date letter for 1764/5
6.8cm., 2 5/8 in. wide
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Catalogue Note

Noel Hardivilliers (1704-1779) is one of the iconic figures of the Parisian gold box trade, becoming master in 1729. His early works feature a magisterial use of hardstones within delicate gold cagework mounts, moving through a fascination with engine-turning on plain gold, as displayed on this box, to work in combination with the leading French enamellers such as Le Sueur (Charles Truman, The Wallace Collection Catalogue of Gold Boxes, London, 2013, nos. 12 and 16). Hardivilliers retired to Auteuil in 1771, dying there eight years later.

Style: European Silver, Ceramics, and Objects of Vertu

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London