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Gold rose quartz snuff box of a masked Harlequin. French, 19th century.
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Ref : 85096
12 000 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
France
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Matthew Holder

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Gold rose quartz snuff box of a masked Harlequin. French, 19th century.

A rare gold mounted rose quartz snuff box of a masked Harlequin.

The mask of the miscreant is made from onyx & set with diamond eyes.

The pierced & repoussé gold base is decorated with a putto playing drums whilst surrounded by instruments.

The rim of the mount is enamelled with the words ‘Groyez a mon devouement’ which translates as ‘Believe in my dedication’.

This highly Rococo box was made to represent the pleasures of life with allegories of Love, Theatre & Music.

The gold mount is marked twice with indistinct marks, possibly to show that import duty had been paid.

French, possibly 19th century, in the 18th century manner.

Measures 8 x 4.5 x 4cm.

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Matthew Holder

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