28 November 2006
A LOUIS XVI GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL BONBONNIÈRE SET WITH A MINIATURE
by Matthieu Pionnier (fl. 1768-1792), marked, Paris, 1777/1778, with the charge and discharge marks of Jean-Baptiste Fouache 1774-1780, the miniature by Pierre Fritsche (fl. c. 1774 - c. 1791), bearing the signature 'Augustin'
Circular dark tortoiseshell box, the independent cover set with a circular miniature of a lady pointing to an outbound ship, a handkerchief in her left hand, foliate and seascape background, within a gold mount with stylised acanthus, the sides and base with similar mounts
2 15/16 in. (75 mm.) diam.
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