"LG" with crown (Louis Galopin), Geneva, 69 x 25 mm, circa 1800
A very fine pair of diamond-studded powder boxes
Case: 18K gold, maker's mark "LG" with crown (Louis Galopin), Parisian gold guarantee mark 1798-1809, French guarantee mark for 22k gold, Poitiers 1780-1791, French 18k gold guarantee mark 1798-1809.
Round boxes, sides with reeding-pattern engine-turning, engraved stylized flower scrolls. Each with edge of the cover and the base with chased rose scrolls ornamentation: green gold on sablé ground. Sides with fine base rim: green gold foliate scrolls. Loose covers with very fine gouache miniatures, allegorical putti in the style of Francois Boucher under glass: allegory of music and allegory of architecture, each framed by diamonds.
Case: very good