GOLD, ENAMEL, TORTOISESHELL BOX, LOUIS XVI PERIOD.
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GOLD, ENAMEL, TORTOISESHELL  BOX, LOUIS XVI PERIOD.
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Circular box in brown tortoishell. The removable lid is decorated with an enamelled medallion. The medallion depicts youngs people dressed in the antique on a landscaped background and Roman ruins. The couple, whose young wife is crowned with a crown of roses, approaches an altar. The base of the altar is decorated with a medallion representing a quiver and a torch symbols of Love and Hymen. The symbols used in this composition show the sentimental nature of the box. A yellow gold mounting embellished with an interlaced motif frames the box and a central, oval medallion.. A second frame of gold interlacing girdles this charming composition.
D: 3.3 in. (8.6 cm) / h: 0.6 in. (1.7cm.)
Period: late 18thcentury.
Circa 1780-1790.Louis XVI period.
Price:4900€


GOLD, ENAMEL, TORTOISESHELL BOX, LOUIS XVI PERIOD.