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A boîte-à-miniatures with three-colour gold mounts

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Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

A boîte-à-miniatures with three-colour gold mounts

A boîte-à-miniatures with three-colour gold mounts

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

23,940

GBP

A boîte-à-miniatures with three-colour gold mounts


oval, in 18th century taste, inset with lively gouache miniatures on paper, the one on the lid representing connoisseurs inspecting antique ruins, after Hubert Robert (fig. 1), on the sides with fishermen and port subjects, in the manner of Vernet, the base with a view of Tivoli after a follower of Hubert Robert (fig. 2), cagework mounts chased with husks and acanthus, gold lining, French prestige marks including maker's mark of Mathieu Coiny, charge, discharge and export marks of Julien Alaterre and date letter F for 1769/70

8.8cm. 3 1/2 in. wide

the glass on base slightly too domed, resulting in the box being a little imbalanced when on a flat surface; rim of gouache slightly visible on the right side of the base; otherwise very good condition


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.


NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."