9 December 2003
A CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED COMPOSITION BONBONNIÈRE SET WITH A FRENCH MINIATURE
possibly Swiss or German, circa 1780/1790, the miniature by François Antoine Romany (c. 1756-1839)
Circular blue marbled composition box, the independent cover centred by a circular glazed miniature of a young lady in sea green bodice, white sleeves and cream coloured fichu, against a foliage ground, in a gold and light blue enamelled frame, the matted gold rims stamped with stylized acanthus, the interior lined with dark tortoiseshell
3 1/16 in. (78 mm.) diam.
Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968); part II, Sotheby's, London, 17 June 1963, lot 295.
With Schubert Antichità, Milan.
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