Artist: Louis-Philippe Demay (Fl. 1758-1772)
Date: Paris 1760/1761, Louis XV period
Oval box, the cover, sides and base each boldly chased and engraved in four-colour gold with trophies of music on a radiating sunrise ground, within reeded and fluted c-scroll borders interspersed with flowerheads and foliage
With the charge and decharge marks of Eloy Brichard 1756 – 1762
Struck with inventory number 62
Measurement: 7.4 cm (wide)
Etienne Gabriel Brunet (1725-1789), Nantes and Vierzon, trader and Royal Councillor. His son Etienne Nicolas Brunet (1780-1862). Thence by direct family descent; Christie’s, London 28 May 2002, lot 250.
Collection Betty Lady Grantchester, Great Britain