Gold box, Jacques Guillemot Master in 1783
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Rectangular gold box with cut sides. The hinged lid is decorated with a radiating guilloche framed by a floral frieze of scrolls on a gold background. The frame is composed of four panels decorated with parallel striations. This snuffbox is characteristic of the neoclassical style that appeared at the end of the eighteenth century breaking with the asymmetrical and rich ornamentation of the rocaille style. By its geometric decoration and its cleverly studied play of light, it is characteristic of the neo-classical style.
Weight: 2.68 oz (76gr.)
L: 3.34 in. (8,5 cm) / l: 1.49 in. (3,8 cm) / H: 0.59 in. (1,5 cm)
Mark: Girafe. 1819-1838.
Guarantee: head of vieillard 1819-1838.
Eagle head: 18K.
Goldsmith mark: Jacques Guillemot. Master in 1783.
Period: Late 18th century - Early 19th century.