Lot 1181* - A196 Furniture, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday, 25. March 2021, 01.30 PM

RARE CARNET DE BAL

The porcelain from Meissen, ca. 1760-70, the silver-gilt mount from Paris, ca. 1840. Maker's mark Alexandre Jean-Marie Leferre (active from 1837 until after 1860).
Rectangular book, opulently decorated with rocailles and painted with Watteau scenes. Matching engraved silver-gilt sleeve. The interior, lined with light blue taffeta and an ivory insert. The unglazed back features an oval recess, probably for a mirror. No mark.
10.2 x 7 cm.

Inner lining, with signs of wear, and loose.

Alexandre-Jean-Marie Leferre was registered as a "bijoutier-garnisseur" from 1837 until after 1860, in Paris, 159 rue St. Martin. Silver and silver-gilt mounts for snuff boxes, often using 18th-century lacquer, stone and porcelain, were among his specialties. Serge Grandjean, Catalogue des tabatières boîtes et étuis des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles du musee du Louvre, Paris, 1981, pp. 215-224.

CHF 14 000 / 16 000

€ 13 080 / 14 950

Sold for CHF 17 380 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.