Cage-mounted mother-of-pearl and gold "souvenir d'amitié" case
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Rectangular gold case with hinged lid. On each side, two miniatures set in oval glass depict a fishing trip in an idyllic setting. Above, on the lid, the words SOUVENIR and AMITIE stand out in a plume of dried flowers. The reserves surrounded by a chased gold belt are applied to a violet enamel background. The sides, base and lid of the case are highlighted with coloured mother-of-pearl plaques alternating with yellow gold flower motifs. Push-button clasp, gold-tipped pencil.
Price : 7800 €
Era: XVIII century.
Materials: Gold and enamel.
Dim: H: 3,22 in/ W: 2,12 in/ D: 0,31 in.
Dim: H 8,2 cm/ W 5,4cm/ D 0,8 cm.
Weight: 99 gr.
Hallmarks: two eagle heads.
P for Paris 1778.