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Auction: Auction 09.12.2003
was auctioned on: 9 December 2003
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Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$7,000 - US$10,500
Price realised:  £16,730
ca. US$29,280
Lot number 202, Views: 39

A FRENCH ROYAL JEWELLED GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF-BOX by Louis-François-Tronquoy (fl. 1827-1871), marked, circa 1838-1848, with the third standard mark for gold, France 1838-1919, the flange engraved with inventory no. 217 Rectangular gold box with rounded corners, the cover inset with a matted gold panel simulating suede applied with scrolling silver initials 'HO' a Ducal crown above studded with old-mine cut diamonds, within an octagonal narrow fluted gold border with scrolls at the corners, the base centred by a fine guilloché diaperwork pattern, the borders of lid and base and the concave sides stamped with a raised scrolling trompe-l'oeil overlay of polished gold on a matted gold ground, slightly raised foliate thumbpiece; the original fitted green leather case lined with white silk and velvet and with trade label engraved 'Martial BERNARD Joaillier, de la Maison du Roi, Rue de la Paix, N. o 1, à Paris' 3 5/16 in. (84 mm.) wide (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 09.12.2003
Date of the auction: 9 Dec 2003
Address: Christie's
London, King Street