Lot 48

PORTRAIT BOX of LOUIS XIV decorated with the DIAMONDS OF THE CROWN for a MALLOIN CORSORY, 1695 in gold and silver, decorated with a profile of the Sun King in the antique style, in enamel moulded in the manner of a cameo, and on the back of its enamelled numeral. The setting is adorned with twenty rose-cut diamonds, probably from the Golconde mines. Gold bezel. Royal commission around 1695 awarded to Jean-Frédéric Bruckmann after a medal by Jean Mauger for the enamel, and probably to the workshop of Pierre or Laurent Le Tessier de Montarsy for the setting. Height. 43, Width. 39 mm. Total height 48 mm. Provenance: offered by King Louis XIV in November 1696 to the Malouin privateer Alain Porée (1665-1730), following his capture of the English warship Le Darmouth; by descent, Saint-Malo. Certificate of freedom of movement. Extremely rare medallion of Louis XIV adorned with the diamonds of the crown. Offered by the Sun king to a privateer Malouin in 1696; by family descent. Extensions on rouillac.com : - 360° view, - complete study by Brice Langlois.