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René-Antoine Bailleul French Round Gold Box

Gold
Paris, 1784
Maker’s mark of René-Antoine Bailleul

Diameter: 7.1 cm, 2.79 in.
Weight: 124 gr., 3 oz. 19 dwt.


£11,500

Silversmith Biography

Baptised 15 August 1741. Registered maker's mark on 7 June 1769. 10 December 1781 registered at Quai des Orfevres. 17 July 1784, Guard. 1785, Guard. His name does not appear on the 1791-93 register.

Description

18ct Yellow and pink gold box of round form my lid, adorned with a central rosette of scrolls set against a chased background, bordered with filigree braids. The lid, sides, and base finely decorated with a concentric engine-turned ground with dots.
 

French Round Gold Box Reference: 23879/2