LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH CRAFTSMANSHIP.
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Cylindrical flask in silver-gilt and enamel. The flask is decorated with intricate enamel work that shows a couple in Ancient Roman dress standing next to an “athénienne” or brazier and an altar. Cupid is flying above the altar, and two doves are at the couple’s feet. The scene is set on a rich purple background. The hinged top is embellished with a cupid playing music, and at his feet are a torch and quiver. A small, crystal stopper seals the flask. This flask is characteristic of production from Limoges around 1850. Diameter: 1 in (2.5 cm) / Height: 2.3 in (7.3 cm) Silver mark: Tête de sanglier (Boar head, appeared in 1838) Work from the second half of the 19th century. Bibliography: Cerutti, Carla. Les collections. Flacons. 1993. Celiv. Paris. Price: 3600€ REF: 7005