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Auktion: Auction 25.05.2004
wurde versteigert am: 25. Mai 2004
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A FINE LOUIS XVI GOLD AND GLASS PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE

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Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £
ca. 17.880 $ - 26.820 $
Zuschlagspreis:  14.938 £
ca. 26.709 $
Los-Nr. 138, Aufrufe: 84

A FINE LOUIS XVI GOLD AND GLASS PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A MINIATURE by Pierre-Charles Mané (fl. 1777-1793), marked, Paris, 1782/1783, with the first charge and discharge marks of Henry Clavel 1780-1782, the miniature by Louis-Marie Sicardi (1746-1825), signed and dated 'Sicardy 1783' (lower left) Circular foiled translucent green glass and gold box, the independent cover centred by a glazed oval miniature depicting King Louis XVI of France (1754-1793), in blue velvet coat with multi-colour embroidered borders, decorated with the blue moiré silk sash and the silver breast-star of the Royal French Order of the Holy Ghost, with the red sash and ribbon of the Royal French Military Order of Saint-Louis and with the jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece, white stock and frilled lace cravat, powdered wig and black wig-bag, a violet velvet cloak embroidered with gold fleurs-de-lys draped over his right shoulder, within a reeded gold border, the translucent green glass panels underlaid with an scalloped radiating engine-turned silvered foil, the matted gold borders applied with twisted cords, the four side dividers chased with roses and foliage, inside the box a piece of yellow and purple embroidered silk ribbon inside an envelope with old handwritten inscription ' Ruban du bonnet que la reine Marie-Antoinette Portait la veille de sa mort ' and another old piece of paper with a short piece of cord sealed on, inscribed ' Fil filé par la Vénérable Mère Thérèse de S t. Augustin, madame Louise de France. ' 2 15/16 in. (74 mm.) diam. (3)

Informationen zur Auktion
Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Auction 25.05.2004
Auktionsdatum: 25.05.2004
Adresse: Christie's
London, King Street