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    A FRENCH GOLD AND ENAMEL ETUI CASE
    Unknown maker, probably Paris, France, circa 1765
    Unmarked
    4 inches high (10.2 cm)
    1.8 ounces (gross)


    The enamel etui case with cobalt bands and enameled cartouches of winged cherubs on a burgundy ground, with later pendant chatelaine clip.

    A related example by the Parisian goldsmith Charles Le Bastier dating to 1764-65 is illustrated in Grandjean, Serge et al., The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor: Gold Boxes and Miniatures of the Eighteenth Century, Fribourg, Office du Livre, 1975, page 146.


    Condition Report*: minor loss to enamel, surface scratches commesurate with age, overall condition excellent
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    26th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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