The present lot is a fine example for the outstanding craftsmanship of Genevan enamellers, case and watchmakers of the early 19th century.
The miniature enamel painting is in the manner of Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), a Swiss neo-classical painter. Maria Anna Catharina Angelica Kauffmann had an established reputation as an artist and musician by the age of eleven. Her father taught her and also accompanied her to Italy where she studied and continued to create her Rococo-style paintings. Kauffmann moved to London in 1766 and met Sir Joshua Reynolds. Founding member of the Royal Academy in 1769, she married fellow artist, Antonio Zucchi. The couple moved to his home country of Italy and settled in Rome. In addition to her many portraits, several of Kauffmann's great works were the decorations at St. Paul's and the Royal Academy's lecture room at Somerset House.