22 May 2001
A LOUIS XVI GOLD-MOUNTED COMPOSITION BONBONNIERE SET WITH A MINIATURE
Paris, 1781/1782, with the first charge and discharge marks of Henry Clavel, maker's mark rubbed
Circular dark composition box, the independent cover inset with a circular miniature under glass painted with Jupiter and Calisto, the god disguised as Diana the Huntress seducing Diana's reluctant attendant with the complicity of three amorini, Jupiter's eagle in the right-hand background, landscape background, the gold mounts stamped with beads on a matted ground flanked by reeding
3 1/16 in. (77 mm.) diam.
With S. Bulgari
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