Horn box lined with gold leaf Count Paul de la Moussaye Brittany 19th century

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E10 688

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Horn box, interior lined with gold leaf (hare's head hallmark), decorated on the lid with a solid gold plaque engraved "Bequeathed by Count Paul de la Moussaye* to Monsieur Peltier the Friend of his Family", from the 19th century.

This box is in good condition. Hallmarked see photos.

Note: the interior plate of the cover is unsoldered at the edges (see red arrows), small slot in the horn in a corner, scratches and wear over time, see photos.

* The La Moussaye family, originally from Brittany, is a surviving family of the French nobility of ancient extraction.
Paul François Auguste de La Moussaye (1832-1900) son of Victor François de La Moussaye (1797-1882), colonel commanding the place of Saint-Omer; himself son of François-Augustin viscount de la Moussaye (1757-1837), colonel of cavalry, younger brother of Victor-François, marquis de la Moussaye (Second branch of Chesnaye-Tanio).

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  • Dimensions 8,6 cm x 5,5 cm / 1,8 cm