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A gold-mounted cagework boîte-à-miniatures, Adrien-Jean-Maximilien Vachette, Paris, 1786

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Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 GBP

A gold-mounted cagework boîte-à-miniatures, Adrien-Jean-Maximilien Vachette, Paris, 1786

A gold-mounted cagework boîte-à-miniatures, Adrien-Jean-Maximilien Vachette, Paris, 1786

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 GBP

Lot sold:

35,280

GBP

A gold-mounted cagework boîte-à-miniatures, Adrien-Jean-Maximilien Vachette, Paris, 1786


rectangular with cut corners, all sides with miniatures on ivory painted en grisaille with subjects from the Trojan Wars, by Jean-Jacques De Gault, the lid panel signed, representing the Judgement of Cassandra, the base the sacrifice of Iphigenia, the side panels with the abduction of Cassandra by Agamemnon, the flight of Aeneas, Achilles arming himself, Diomedes with the Palladium, the corners with the gods Aphrodite, Athene, Zeus and Ares, the mounts chased with laurel borders around slightly curved polished gold borders, maker's mark, charge, discharge and countermark of Henri Clavel (1782-1789)

9.4cm., 3¾in. wide

A beautiful box in excellent condition; bar some dry mould to miniatures


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This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.
The Property of the British Rail Pension Fund, sale, Sotheby's Geneva, 15th May 1990, lot 36
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