27 November 2007
A GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL BOÎTE-À-MINIATURE
THE MINIATURE BY LOUIS NICOLAS VAN BLARENBERGHE (FRENCH, 1716-1794)
circular tortoiseshell box, the cover centred with an oval watercolour and gouache miniature on vellum depicting the crowd at Boulevard du Temple, Paris, with figures and horse-drawn carriages, within gold mount, reeded gold rims on cover, sides and base
3 in. (76 mm.) diam.
According to a note accompanying the box, presented by the Prince of Denmark, later King Christian VIII, to Antoine Morellet, Danish Consul in Genoa, 1819.
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