christiesinc Pierre-François-Mathis De Beaulieu was one of the best goldsmiths in Paris during the late Louis XV and Louis XVI periods. The enamelling on this box exemplifies his skill and imagination.⠀ .⠀ His work can be found in museums around the world including the Louvre, the Wallace Collection and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.⠀ .⠀ A Louis XVI Enamelled Gold Snuff-Box, by Pierre-François Mathis De Beaulieu (1768-1791), Marked, Paris, 1779/1780. 2 1/8 in. (55 mm.) wide. Estimate: £30,000-50,000.⠀ .⠀ Gold Boxes – 5 December at Christie's London.⠀ .⠀ #art #stuffbox #gold #hardstone #mathisbealieu

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