DescriptionA Christian Petchler French 18K Gold Snuff Box, Paris, France, circa 1809-1822
Marks: CP (in diamond), (post-revolutionary standard)
2-1/2 inches long (6.4 cm)
Christie's, London, December 2015,Sale 10398, lot 271;
The box with inset lid, panels of coin-pattern engine-turned ground to the lid, sides and base within chased foliage and rosette sablé borders, slightly raised thumb piece to the lid.
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000.
Light rubbing of detail to the edges of the side planes, lid does not have a tight seal, otherwise with light surface scratches indicative of age and minimal use.
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