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The aim of our gallery is to offer to collectors and museums worldwide, rare and interesting works of art and furniture provided with a royal or imperial provenance, if possible, or with any other provenance that we could have found. Our passion and our taste for unique and beautiful works of art are linked to the natural quality of items with such a provenance.

We are particularly specialized in Sèvres porcelain, notably from the 19th century, but we also buy and sell other types of works of art, like silver, objects of Vertu or gilt-bronze, and also French furniture of high quality and of course portraits painted. Our experience in the art field and our knowledge of the international art market allow us to propose to our clients a range of choice widened by more than three hundred pieces which are renewed every year.

After several participations in national art fairs such as the Salon de l’Objet d’Art at the Grand Palais and the Parcours de la Céramique rive gauche, the Royal Provenance gallery is proud to participate this year to an international art fair like Fine Arts where we will exhibit a selection of twenty prestigious pieces, some of which have never been seen on the market.

An imperial presentation box with cipher of Nicholas Ist

An imperial presentation box with cipher of Nicholas Ist
By Keibel, St Petersburg, 1825-1855

Rectangular gold snuff box, the hinged lid is centered with the cipher of Tsar Nicholas Ist, Emperor of Russia, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland from 1825 to 1855, in rose-cut diamonds on a guilloché blue enamel background with radiant decoration, in a frame of laurel leaves, the whole surrounded by flowers and foliage chiseled in relief on matte background. The reverse chiseled with foliage scrolls surrounding a four-color gold motif representing a fauna carrying a fruit basket surrounded by two birds.

By Johann Wilhelm Keibel, St Petersburg, 1825-1855.
The gold lining of the lid marked “Keibel”, the box marked 875 and engraved with an inventory number 1059 C.
Good general condition, slight stains.
L. 9 x D. 6.5 x H. 2.4 cm.
Gross weight: 164.0 g. 

Christie’s London, 30 November 2004, lot 448.

Related works
– A gold and blue guilloché enamel snuffbox signed by Keibel, inlaid with miniatures on ivory of Nicholas I and Alexandra Feodorovna, circa 1826, is kept in the Hillwood Museum, Washington DC (inv. 11.39).
– A gold and platinum snuff box attributed to Keibel with similar scrolls, inlaid with a medal in the profile of Nicholas I, circa 1826, is kept in the Hillwood Museum, Washington DC (inv. 11.40).