Gold, Tortoiseshell, and Ivory Bonbonnière– Louis XVI period
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Circular bonbonnière in brown tortoiseshell and delicately sculpted gold mounting. The removable lid is decorated with a miniature on ivory featuring a distinguished young woman set on a monochrome background. The young woman is seated and is wearing a light blue dress. Her skillfully styled and powdered hair is encircled with a lace decoration. She is holding a small bouquet of roses in her left hand.
Guarantee mark: Jean Baptiste Fouache, 1775-1781
Release mark: Helmeted head.
Master goldsmith mark: illegible.
Craftsmanship from the Louis XVI period.
Dim: 3.1 in (8 cm) / H: 1 in (2.5 cm)