5 December 2018
A FRENCH GOLD AND HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX
BY ADRIEN-JEAN-MAXIMILIEN VACHETTE (FL. 1779-1839), MARKED, PARIS, 1809-1839, THE FLANGE SIGNED 'VACHETTE À PARIS 20 K 5' , STAMPED WITH INVENTORY NUMBER 238, STRUCK WITH THE FRENCH 1838 REVIEW MARK FOR SMALL ITEMS, THE PARISIAN 1809-1819 GUARANTEE MARK FOR GOLD AND THE PARISIAN POST-REVOLUTIONARY UNOFFICIAL STANDARD MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD
rectangular gold-lined box, the cover, sides and base set with panels of lapis lazuli with thin gold banding, mounted en cage within slightly raised chased foliate and flowerhead sablé gold borders with column pilasters
3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) wide
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A gold-mounted lapis lazuli by Vachette was sold in these rooms 1 December 2015, lot 273. For other boxes by this goldsmith see lots 24,39,40,64 and 70.
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