A TWO-COLOUR GOLD PILL BOX, PROBABLY JACQUES-ALEXIS JARRY, PARIS, 1786
circular, engine-turned with pellets scattered on concentric reeding, within husk and flower borders, maker’s mark, charge and discharge marks of Henri Clavel, Paris date letter for 1786
5.1cm., 2 in. diam.
Some wear throughout, otherwise in good order. The rim in the base possibly re-fitted as of different colour gold (visible only from inside), small dent to the footrim
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