15 juillet 2016

A Louis XV three-colour gold and hardstone snuff-box set with a portrait miniature of Queen Marie-Antoinette of France

Lot 212. A Louis XV three-colour gold and hardstone snuff-box set with a portrait miniature of Queen Marie-Antoinette of France by Jean-François Breton (Fl. 1737-1791), marked, Paris, 1766-1767, with the charge and decharge marks of Jean-Jacques Prevost, 1762-1768. Estimate £50,000 - £80,000 ($64,550 - $103,280). Price Realized £140,500 ($182,088). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. oval box, the cover inset with a slightly later portrait miniature, on ivory, by François Dumont (French 1751-1831) of Queen... [Lire la suite]