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A GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL SNUFF-BOX WITH PAINTED MINIATURE GROUP

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A GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL SNUFF-BOX WITH PAINTED MINIATURE GROUP
Paris, 1778, maker's mark indistinct, with the charge and décharge of Jean-Baptise Fouache

Oblong, the cover set with a miniature under glass, painted en grisaille heightened with colour, on card, with five children in a landscape, one holding a bat, a tambourine at her feet and a house in the background, painted in grey with yellow and red pale wash (cover loose), marked on the lower mount - 3 1/8in. (8.2cm.) long
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