A VERY SMALL GOLD AND ENAMEL PILL BOX, NICOLAS PRÉVOST, PARIS, 1776
circular, enamelled in translucent blue over diaper engine turning, within opaque white pellet and translucent scarlet and green leafy borders, French prestige marks, including maker’s mark, charge and discharge marks of Jean-Baptiste Fouache, Paris date letter for 1776, the rim engraved: ‘Du petit Dunkerque’
4.1 cm., 1⅝in. diameter
The blue enamel has been redone; rather sharp rim, but overall decorative appearance
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