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LOUIS XVI ROUND Bonbonnière IN GOLD AND ENAMEL

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LOUIS XVI ROUND Bonbonnière IN GOLD AND ENAMEL

€18000

Era: 18th century.
Materials: gold, enamel, tortoishell.
Dim: D 2,8 in (7,2 cm)/ H 1in (2,6 cm).
Poids: 4.17oz (118,35 g).
Jean-Baptiste Fouache (1775-1781).
Crowned letter N for 1776.
Monkey/ dog head  (1775-1781).

 

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Bonbonnière or candy box in intricately patterned gold and translucent bleu enamel. The removable cover is decorated with a polychrome enamel medallion enhanced with gold paillon representing Cupid holding a torch in his hands symbol of the Hymen. It is placed on an ancient altar and surrounded by rose bushes. A motto underlines the sentimental character of this box "Here is your master". This medallion stands out on an exceptional work of guilloché geometric lines enhanced with translucent royal blue enamel. This same work is found on the box and on the bottom. The gold cage frame as well as the medallion frame are decorated with stripes and interlacing friezes of roses in different gold tones. The inside of the box is fully lined with blond tortoiseshell. Some wear to the enamel on the bottom of the box.

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