A BLOODSTONE SNUFF BOX WITH LOUIS XVI TWO-COLOR GOLD MOUNTS
of boat form, the body with rounded base and fluted angles, the cover with a pair of bloodstone panels, the mounts chased with vertical flutes with leaf pendants at intervals, within borders of entrelac and running leaves, the bloodstone of later date
marked inside with maker’s mark not clear, charge mark 1774-1780, the rim with monkey head discharge for 1774-80 and recense mark for small work 1798-1809, also with eagle head control mark twice
length 3½ in.
Good condition. As noted re. bloodstone of later date.
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