Description & Technical information

Rectangular box with canted corners, the sides of polished gold, the cover set with a panel of carved mother-of-pearl set with gold piqué work and rocaille within reeded gold borders, the cover inlaid with gold openwork scrolls and foliage and centred by a sabléoval cartouche chased with flowers and trailing foliage, the base set with a panel of polished mother-of-pearl, slightly raised scroll thumbpiece.

Date:  1738-1744
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  Paris, France
Medium: Mother-of-pearl, gold
Signature: Goldsmiths mark of Louis Robin 1738-1744
Struck with the parisian third standard mark for gold 1798-1809 and the parisian guarantee mark for gold 1798-1809.

Dimensions: 7.4 cm (2⁷/₈ inches)
Categories: Jewellery