ANTIQUE 19thC FRENCH 18k GOLD & HAND PAINTED ENAMEL BONBONNIERE BOX c.1800

ANTIQUE 19thC FRENCH 18k GOLD & HAND PAINTED ENAMEL BONBONNIERE BOX c.1800

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19th Century French 18k gold bonbonniere box, the lid with an oval enamel panel painted on blue bround dipicting a young courting couple, with a man presenting a letter to a lady, within a pearl frame, surrounded by translucent blue enamel over sunray engine-turning, framed by a light blue and dusty pink paillon border, the sides and base similarly decorated, maker's mark crowned R incuse, the rim further struck '38' and 'M3'.

Reference Number: A5601

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DESCRIPTION

Antique early-19th Century French 18k gold bonbonniere box, the lid with an oval enamel panel painted on blue bround dipicting a young courting couple, with a man presenting a letter to a lady, within a pearl frame, surrounded by translucent blue enamel over sunray engine-turning, framed by a light blue and dusty pink paillon border, the sides and base similarly decorated, maker's mark crowned R incuse, the rim further struck '38' and 'M3', possibly later Swedish import date letter for 1818, later French control marks.

CONDITION

In Excellent Condition - No Damage, just general wear.


SIZE

Height: 2cm
Width: 6.5cm
Weight: 88g