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The strap of woven gold with stylized patterns arranged alternately and decorated at the ends with oval medallion surrounding with blue enameled gold and a hinged openwork cover to protect a miniature on ivory. The cover features a monogram. The miniature on ivory depicting a young man in a suit and black bow and white shirt. The miniature is signed BOST. The back of the miniature consists of a braid of hair. Melanie Bost: active between 1837 and 1852 A pupil of Aubry, she exhibited at the salon between 1837 and 1852. She was born Lebel, she married Bost. She lived at 12 rue pot-au-fer in Saint Sulpice in 1841 and 1852 Some small wears in the enamel.
L: 7in. (18cm) / W: 1.10in. (2.8cm)
Miniature: L: 1.65in. (4.2cm) / W: 1.18in. (3cm)
Weight: 2.04oz (58g).
Owl gold hallmark. 18K.
Price: 9600 €