Louis XVI fly box snuff box pomponne eighteenth century wheat sheaf

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E10 598

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460,00 €

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Oval snuff box forming a fly box (with double compartment) in fully chiseled pomponne, decorated with wreaths of blaé in medallions on both sides, as well as plant friezes, Louis XVI XVIIIth century.

This box is in good condition, in its own juice.

A note: some denting and denting, small shocks, scratches and wear of time, take a good look at the photos (see red arrows).

* Pomponne:

Alloy developed by two goldsmiths, Turgot and Daumy, installed at the end of the 18th century in the Hôtel de Pomponne, rue de la verrerie in Paris. It is a copper-based metal intended to mimic gold or silver. Louis XVI had granted them a manufacturing privilege in 1785, while until that date, any imitation was prohibited.

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  • Dimensions 8,7 cm x 47 cm / 3,5 cm