A gold presentation snuff box, crowned monogram CP for Charles Philippe, future King of France, in blue enamel, maker VB, Paris circa 1820
Lot 2
An early 19th century French gold and enamelled Royal presentation snuff box, by Victoire Boizot, with the unofficial post-revolutionary baby's head mark for 20.5 carat gold, and the 1809-19 cock's head discharge mark, also incuse stamped 328,
Sold for £18,750 (US$ 24,725) inc. premium

Lot Details
An early 19th century French gold and enamelled Royal presentation snuff box,
A gold presentation snuff box, crowned monogram CP for Charles Philippe, future King of France, in blue enamel, maker VB, Paris circa 1820
by Victoire Boizot, with the unofficial post-revolutionary baby's head mark for 20.5 carat gold, and the 1809-19 cock's head discharge mark, also incuse stamped 328,
the cover with the monogram of Charles Philippe, Comte d'Artois, on sablé ground with enamelled fleur de lys spandrels within a raised frame with a blue enamel band to the edge, the sides with engine-turned chequered lozenge panel within borders of translucent blue enamel over a wavy ground, engraved to the underside of the cover, "Donnée par le Roi à M. Queignard de Valdene, le 16 Février 1826," length 8.8cm, weight all-in 173gms.

Footnotes

  • Charles X (Charles Philippe, 1757 – 1836) ruled first as the Comte d'Artois, then as King of France and Navarre from 16 September 1824 until 2 August 1830. A younger brother to Kings Louis XVI and Louis XVIII, he supported the latter in exile and eventually succeeded him. His rule of almost six years ended in the July Revolution of 1830, his attempts to keep the crown in the senior branch of the House of Bourbon failed and he was succeeded by Louis Philippe, Duke of Orléans as King of the French. Once again exiled, Charles died in Gorizia, then part of the Austrian Empire.

    Victoire Boizot was the widow of the renowned goldsmith Etienne Blerzy. She entered her mark in 1808 and it was destroyed in 1813, dating the current lot quite precisely to 1808-13, while Charles Philippe was still Comte d'Artois but the inscription tells us that the box was only gifted during his reign as king.
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