22 May 2001
A French gold and micromosaic vinaigrette
Paris, 1819-1838, maker's mark L?
Oval, the cover set with an Italian micromosaic of a pug in shades of cream and brown, wearing a red and white collar, seated on grassy ground, with trees in the distance, the borders, slightly bombé sides and base chased and engraved with berried foliage on a textured ground, with foliate scroll grille, the interior fitted slightly later as a vinaigrette, marked on border of grille, traces of marks inside base
1¾ in. (45 mm.) long
Sotheby's, Geneva, 11 May 1989, lot 128 (SFr. 9,000).
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