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$ 29,129) inc. premium

Lot Details
A gold presentation snuff box, crowned monogram CP for Charles Philippe, future King of France, in blue enamel, maker VB, Paris circa 1820
An early 19th century French gold and enamelled Royal presentation snuff box,

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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