Leather case with miniature signed Berny d'Ouvillé
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Green leather case with several gussets and bound sheets. The case opens with a gold clasp. Inside the case, an oval miniature on ivory is preserved. This represents a young woman in bust wearing a dress and lace scarf adorned with a brooch. The miniature is signed Berny. Claude Charles Berny d'Ouvillé (1771-1856) painter and miniaturist working in the first part of the 19thcentury. This ivory portrait is completed with a photograph of the same young woman. One of the compartments has a gold lock. This lock opens with a key hidden in the gold pen. This pen has a perpetual calendar and the citrine engraved with a number is unscrewed to put the key. L: 4.72 in. ( 12.5 cm) / l: 3.5 in (9 cm).
Gold pen weight: 0.45 oz (13.2 g).
Miniature on ivory: L 3.9 in. (10 cm) / l: 2.3 in. (6 cm).
Early 19th century. Restauration.