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Tabatière rectangulaire en laque à monture en or, Paris, 1750-1756. photo Sothebys

le couvercle et la boîte décorés de paysages chinois en laque dorée, fermoir en or en forme de crosse, poinçon de décharge de J. Berthe - long. 8,5 cm.

A gold-mounted chinoiserie lacquer snuff box, Paris, 1750-1756, rectangular, the lid and sides decorated in raised gold lacquer with chinoiserie subjects, the lid with smokers under a palm tree, the sides with birds and landscapes, scrolled gold thumbpiece, discharge of J. Berthe - long. 3 3/8 in. Est. 2,000—3,000 EUR. Lot Sold 5,250 EUR

Sotheby's. Important European Silver, Gold Boxes & Vertu. 15 Apr 10. Paris www.sothebys.com