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Cylindrical box in Martin varnish, brown scale and gold mount. The box has two compartments with removable lids. Each lid is decorated with a miniature on ivory. On one of the lids, a man in armor is presented, uncovered head turned to the right. It stands out against a bluish background or a tent is presented. This miniature is made after the painting by Hyacinthe Rigaud and represents Louis-Henri De la Tour d'Auvergne This miniature is signed BARDIN.On the other cover, a young woman of quality holding a spear is represented.
The body of the box is decorated with putti painted in grisaille helmeted and armed stand out against a green and golden background. The interior is brown tortoiseshell.
Ambroise Marguerite Bardin 1768-1838, Madame Pierre-François Mollière is the daughter of Jean Bardin painter. She was a pupil of her father and became a painter on canvas, miniaturist and pastellist. She married in Orléans Pierre-François Mollière master of drawing and assistant of his father. H: 2.1 in. (5.5 cm)/ Diameter: 1.9 in. (5 cm).
Louis XV period.