Louis Robin

A Louis XV Gold & Mother-of-Pearl Snuff Box

Louis Robin

A Louis XV Gold & Mother-of-Pearl Snuff Box

Gold & Mother-of-Pearl
Paris, 1738-1744
Goldsmiths mark of Louis Robin 1738-1744
Struck with the parisian third standard mark for gold 1798-1809 and the parisian guarantee mark for gold 1798-1809.

Width: 7.4 cm, 2 7/8 in.


 

Rectangular box with canted corners, the sides of polished gold, the cover set with a panel of carved mother-of-pearl set with gold piqué work and rocaille within reeded gold borders, the cover inlaid with gold openwork scrolls and foliage and centred by a sabléoval cartouche chased with flowers and trailing foliage, the base set with a panel of polished mother-of-pearl, slightly raised scroll thumbpiece
 

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