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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, April 28, 2019

LOT 550

UNSIGNED "ETUI À MESSAGES, BILLET-DOUX"; YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL

18K yellow gold and enamel, horizontal rectangular-shaped "étui à messages" or "billet-doux" with enamelled and pailloné décor. The case contains an old paper written with pen mentioning "Donné à Mme Raymond / (mère de Mme Emmeline Raymond) / par Mme Adélaïde / à Mayence pendant / l'émigration."; that to say offered in Mainz (Germany) by Adelaïde de France (1732-1800), fourth daughter and sixth child of Louis XV and Marie LeszczyÅ?ska; and aunt of Louis XVI.

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1780-1790

Material yellow gold and enamel

Dimensions 118 x 28 x 12 mm

HKD 9,000 - 13,000

CHF 1,150 - 1,700 / USD 1,150 - 1,750

Sold: HKD 17,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8075

Good