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A Gold Mounted Rock Crystal Box

£13,750

Reference No. 29163M

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A Gold Mounted Rock Crystal Box

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A gold mounted rock crystal box, the circular rock crystal mounted to base and lid with gold, the lid surrounded by red gold inlaid with white gold four petal flower motifs, separated by oval panels with yellow gold laurel leaf borders, the base with red gold ground and yellow gold scrolled pattern, bearing French marks for Pierre Denis Hoart, Paris 1775, measuring approximately 5.4cm in diameter and 3.1cm depth, gross weight 74.5 grams.

A charming and regal box. Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities (1859) begins in 1775 when this box was created with the famous line “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times”. This delightful rock crystal box represents the “best of times” that Dickens refers to in his text. Created a year after the coronation of King Louis XVI and five years after his marriage to Marie Antoinette, this box demonstrates the opulence and beauty of the late 18th-century French court. An absolutely wonderful and historic object.

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A gold mounted rock crystal box, the circular rock crystal mounted to base and lid with gold, the lid surrounded by red gold inlaid with white gold four petal flower motifs, separated by oval panels with yellow gold laurel leaf ...

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Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.
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