10 June 2008
A LOUIS XVI SPLIT-PEARL SET ENAMELLED GOLD BONBONNIÈRE SET WITH A MINIATURE
BY CHARLES OUIZILLE (FL. 1771-1830), MARKED, PARIS, 1782/83, WITH THE FIRST CHARGE AND SECOND DISCHARGE MARKS OF HENRY CLAVEL, THE MINIATURE CONTINENTAL SCHOOL, CIRCA 1810
circular box, the independent cover, sides and base enamelled with translucent royal blue on an engine-turned ground of concentric and horizontal reeding scattered with pellets, within frosted gold borders decorated with a green enamelled foliate wavescroll band enclosing split-pearls, the lid centred with an oval watercolour on ivory miniature under glass painted with the bust-length portrait of a young lady in low-cut white dress against a landscape background, within a split-pearl set gold frame
3 3/16 in. (81 mm.) diam.
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