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The charge for gold and small silver work for Jean-Jacques Provost, Paris, November 1762 - December 1768

The decharge for gold and small silver work Jean-Jacques Provost, Paris, November 1762 - December 1768

The wardens’ (maison commune) mark for gold and silver work, Paris, 14th July 1767 - 13th July 1768

Inventory no. 1338

Oval gold box, Louis XVI form, the cover chased with the allegory of the arts set within an oval border, draped with a garland of laurel leaf. The walls decorated with fluting, garlands of laurel leaves and urns. The front wall two doves are set within an oval border, roses on the side reserves and allegory of music to the back. The underside chased with an allegory of the arts. All set within borders of scrolling foliage.
Weight: 90g, 3.2oz 58dwt

Date:  1767/68
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  France, Paris
Medium: gold
Signature: Maker's mark of Charles le Bastier

Dimensions: 3 x 6.2 cm (1¹/₈ x 2¹/₂ inches)
Categories: Works of Art