11 April 2002
A LOUIS XV-STYLE VARI-COLOUR GOLD BOÎTE-À-MINIATURES
Rectangular box, the cover, four sides and base inset with glazed watercolour and gouache miniatures depicting Italianate river landscapes, including a view of the falls of Tivoli on the base, the cagework with laurel and berry alternating with ribbons in two-colour gold on a sablé ground, the angles of the sides with fluted pilasters and foliate swags, gold-lined interior
3 3/8 in. (85 mm.) wide
The Marquess of Clanricarde.
The Earl of Harewood; Christie's, London, 21 April 1964, lot 41.
The Earl of Sefton; (+) Christie's, London, 13 November 1973, lot 179.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Geneva, 25-26 April 1978, lot 330 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-20).
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