Louis XVI gold mounted aventurine glass box. Circa 1784
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Circular box featuring two shades of gold. The removable lid , the sides and the base are embellished with an aventurine glass. This glass is characteristic of Murano's production. Invented in the 17th century, it imitates a precious stone. Fine copper paillons are incorporated into a red glass. A fine forsade of colored gold on a mat amati underlines the composition. Some wears on the glass.
D: 2.36in. (6 cm) / H: 0.78in. (2 cm).
Weight: 2.78oz (79g).
18th century gold hallmarks.
Jurande mark: Henri Clavel (1781-1783)
Charge hallmark: P crowned. 1784
Goldsmith attributed to Jean-Antoine Daroux, received in 1761.