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A red Moroccan leather briefcase with coat-of-arms
A red Moroccan leather briefcase with coat-of-arms - Objects of Vertu Style A red Moroccan leather briefcase with coat-of-arms -
Ref : 80935
6 500 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Ottoman Empire
Medium :
Leather, silver and silk threads
Dimensions :
l. 13.58 inch X H. 10.24 inch
Objects of Vertu  - A red Moroccan leather briefcase with coat-of-arms
Sylvie Lhermite-King

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A red Moroccan leather briefcase with coat-of-arms

Constantinople for the European market, late 18th century

Bearing the inscription "Mde la Barone de Cohorn" and on the back the coat-of-arms from Cohorn de la Palun and Dupont embroidered with silver and silk.

Cohorn de la Palun coat-of-arms:
Écartelé: aux 1 et 4, de sable, à un cor de chasse d'argent lié de gueules; aux 2 et 3, d'or, à quatre pals de gueules.
Dupont coat-of-arms:
D’azur au chevron d'or accompagné de deux étoiles d'argent en chef et d'un oiseau huppé de même en pointe.

Anne-Marie Dupont, born in Paris on November 29, 1751 and died in Carpentras on October 5, 1790, was the daughter of Gaétan-Lambert Dupont, lawyer in the Parliament, conseiller secrétaire to the King, conseiller d'Etat and director of the Collège de la Flèche , intendant of the Ecole Militaire, and Louise-Jeanne Caulet d'Hautevillle.

His maternal grandfather, Louis Caulet, had been sous-fermier des Aides, administrateur des fourrages of the army of Italy,intendant of the duc de Mazarin and secrétaire du Roi en la Grande Chancellerie.

On November 2, 1772 she married Alexandre-Ignace-Crépin (Carpentras 1732 - 1816), baron de Cohorn de la Palun, son of Alexandre-Louis de Cohorn and Lucrèce de Silvecane de Camaret to whom she brought a dowry of 110,000 livres. He was brigadier des armées navales and governor of Villeneuve-les-Avignon and Fort Saint-André.

This briefcase could be compared to the one bearing the Machault d’Arnouville coat-of-arms sold at Marc-Arthur Kohn, Novembre 17, 2010, lot 28.

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