Gold and enamel wax case, late 18th century
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A gold wax case in the shape of a truncated cone with an oval cross-section. It is entirely chased with parallel striations embellished with round pastilles. The upper part is edged with three belts of small studs alternating with very fine blue enamel lines and ends in a swirling rosette. A banner bearing the inscription "souvenir d'amitié" and two pigeons, symbols of love, complete the decoration. The base is decorated at both ends with two studded bands. The decoration depicts a man in a red suit accompanied by a greyhound placing a crown of white pearls at the foot of a alter, while a barefoot lady dressed in green offers a lamb. Buccolic varnish-covered chinese landscape.
Price : 4800 €
Era: Louis XVI period.
Materials: Gold, enamel.
Dim: H: 3,93 in/ W: 0,39 in/ D: 0,31.
Dim: H: 10 cm/ W: 1 cm/ D: 0,8 cm.
Weight: 21,2 gr.
Marks: 2 owls, cow's head, Mercury's head.