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A FRENCH GOLD-MOUNTED IVORY PATCH BOX WITH PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF EMPRESS JOSEPHINE**

Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
A FRENCH GOLD-MOUNTED IVORY PATCH BOX WITH PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF EMPRESS JOSEPHINE**

THE BOX CIRCA 1805; THE MINIATURE ATTRIBUTED TO DANIEL SAINT (1778-1847), 1804-1810

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A FRENCH GOLD-MOUNTED IVORY PATCH BOX WITH PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF EMPRESS JOSEPHINE** THE BOX CIRCA 1805; THE MINIATURE ATTRIBUTED TO DANIEL SAINT (1778-1847), 1804-1810 Oval, the hinged cover set with a portrait of Empress Josephine, the interior cover set with an enamel plaquette with inscription Acceptez le coeur et le Portrait de celle qui Vous aime et qui Vous sera fidelle, the base lined in velvet, apparently unmarked 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) long
Provenance
Sotheby's, Geneva, 7 May 1982, lot 323
Christie's, London, 6 December, 2005, lot 127
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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Lot Essay

A signed version of this miniature is in the Wallace Collection, illustrated in G. Reynolds, Wallace Collection Catalogue of Miniatures, London, 1980, no. 231, illus. p. 247.

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