19th Tortoishell box with fixé sous verre and Eglomised glass. Early 19th century.
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19th Tortoishell box with fixé sous verre and Eglomised glass.
Early 19th century.
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Box or snuffbox of rectangular shape in brown tortoishell. The hinged lid is set with a "fixé sous verre". The under glass represents the excavations of Pompei. Indeed, a group of character digging with the pick of the buildings located at the edge of a road. In the distance, the Bay of Naples stands out.
The interior has a polished brown tortoiseshell work. On the other side of the box, an églomised glass scene is set. This represents a passage from the book of Bernardin de Saint-Pierre "Paul et Virginie". The two young men plunge into a lush forest preceded by the slave Domingue and his dog Faithful. This romantic novel was fashionable in the early 19th century.
D: 3.9 in. (10 cm) / 2.7 in. (7 cm) / H: 0.7 in. (2.5 cm).
Remarkable work of the early 19th century.
Restauration period.
Circa 1820-1830
Price: 6900 €
REF: 7780

State: Good condition. The photograph reveals small white dots on the églomised glass that are not visible to the naked eye.


19th Tortoishell box with fixé sous verre and Eglomised glass. Early 19th century.