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Louis XVI Antique French Gold Box

£7,500

Stock: 10206

Date: 1775

Maker: Elori-Denis Thierry

Country: France

A superb French vari-colour gold snuff box of oval form. Charmingly presented with decorative applied plaques; the lid has a...

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Description

Description

A superb French vari-colour gold snuff box of oval form. Charmingly presented with decorative applied plaques; the lid has a central love trophy of hearts, love birds, flaming torches and a mandolin; the four sides panels have gardening and musical themes.

Weight 86 grams, just under 3 troy ounces.
Length 6.7cm. Width 4.8cm. Height 2.5cm.
Paris 1775.
Maker Elori-Denis Thierry.
High grade gold, 3 colours, 18 carat.

Marks. Stamped inside the cover and base with French gold marks for Paris 1775. Maker Elori-Denis Thierry.

Provenance. Previously sold by SJ Phillips of New Bond St, London. This gold box comes with the faux leather box supplied by this prestigious retailer.

Condition

In very good condition with excellent sharp detail. The hinge works well.

Maker Information

Maker: Elori-Denis Thierry

Elori-Denis Thierry, French goldsmith, working in Paris during the second half of the 18th century.

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