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French 1819-1838 Neoclassical Louis XVI Rectangular Snuff Box 18Kt Yellow Gold For Sale


French 1819-1838 Neoclassical Louis XVI Rectangular Snuff Box 18Kt Yellow Gold


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French 1819-1838 Neoclassical Louis XVI Rectangular Snuff Box 18Kt Yellow Gold:
$13450.00

Frenchsnuff boxin solid gold.

Exceptionalrectangularsnuff box, crafted in Paris France during the second monarchic restoration period, between the 1818 and 1838. It was carefully craftedin the neoclassical Louis XVI style in solid yellow gold of 18 karats. Fitted with a hinged lid and embellished with intricate chiseled, engraved and guilloche finishes, Monogramed AS inside the counterpart of the lid.

Weight: 1l7.75 Grams, (75.48 Dwt).

Measurements: 89 mm by 54 mm by 20 mm (3.5 x 2.13 x 0.79 Inches).

Hallmarks: Stamped with ancient French marks; theZeushead mark inside an oval mark for the assay and warranty of the 750 finesse, the maker's maitreLTinside a lozange cartouche andbullwith number3inside a sexagon cartouche maybe for the retailer or importation to other European country.

Note: The gold assaywarrantymarks depicted in this box was in use only between the 1818 and 1838

Note: Snuff boxes were used forcontaining snuff, a mixture of ground tobacco and scented oils, and were very popular in the 18th century when snuff-taking was fashionable. Highly decorated and valuable objects, they became collectors' items in the 19th century

Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry pouch.

Condition:The overall condition of this snuff box is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold, no dents or restorations visible. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.

INVENTORY REF: P113022RENM/2.830



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