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Auction: Gold Boxes
was auctioned on: 5 December 2019
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Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$3,943 - US$6,572
Price realised:  £3,250
ca. US$4,272
Lot number 12, Views: 32

A FRENCH GOLD AND TORTOISESHELL BONBONNIÈRE BY PIERRE-ANDRÉ MONTAUBAN (FL.1806-1822), MARKED, PARIS, STRUCK WITH THE FRENCH GUARANTEE MARK FOR GOLD ITEMS 1798-1809, THE PARISIAN THIRD STANDARD MARK FOR GOLD 1809-1819 AND THE FRENCH POST-REVOLUTIONARY UNOFFICIAL STANDARD MARK FOR 18 CARAT GOLD circular gold box with engine-turned sides, the base set with a panel of blonde tortoiseshell, the cover inset with a carved ivory figure of Erato, the Muse of music and love poetry, dancing with a tambourine in a garden before a basket of fruit, on a gold foil ground, within chased gold and tortoiseshell frame and slightly raised sablé gold foliate borders 2 3/8 in. (55 mm.) diam.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Gold Boxes
Date of the auction: 5 Dec 2019
Address: Christie's