27 November 2007
A LOUIS XVI GOLD-MOUNTED COMPOSITION BONBONNIÈRE SET WITH A SWISS ENAMEL MINIATURE
PARIS, 1782-1789, WITH THE DISCHARGE MARK FOR VERY SMALL OBJECTS OF HENRY CLAVEL, THE ENAMEL MINIATURE GENEVA, CIRCA 1785/1790
circular box, the cover inset with enamel miniature depicting Aeneas being guided by Destiny away from Dido's couch to found the Roman race, within gold mount stamped with trailing husks and roses, the side and base panels similarly mounted, with panels of dark blue composition scattered with gold pellets, the interior lined with dark tortoiseshell
3 1/16 in. (79 mm.) diam.
With Hunt & Roskell, London, in 1868.
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Leeds, Museum of Art, National Exhibition of Works of Art, 1868, no. 17 (lent by Hunt & Roskell).
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