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Leather case with miniature signed Berny d'Ouvillé

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Ref: 4962

Leather case with miniature signed Berny d'Ouvillé

€4900

Era: early 19th century, Restauration period
Matériaux: ivory, gold, leather
Dim (frame - in): L: 4.72 in / l: 3.5 in
Dim (miniature - in): L 3.9 in / l: 2.3 in
Dim (frame- cm): L: 12.5 cm / l: 9 cm
Dim (miniature - cm): L : 10 cm / l: 6 cm
Gold pen weight: 0.45 oz (13.2 g).
 

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Green leather case with several gussets and bound sheets. The case opens with a gold clasp. Inside the case, an oval miniature on ivory is preserved. This represents a young woman in bust wearing a dress and lace scarf adorned with a brooch. The miniature is signed Berny. Claude Charles Berny d'Ouvillé (1771-1856) painter and miniaturist working in the first part of the 19thcentury. This ivory portrait is completed with a photograph of the same young woman. One of the compartments has a gold lock. This lock opens with a key hidden in the gold pen. This pen has a perpetual calendar and the citrine engraved with a number is unscrewed to put the key. 
Bibliography: Benezit
 

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Leather case with miniature signed Berny d'Ouvillé

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