28 November 2006
A LOUIS XVI-STYLE GOLD-LINED ENAMEL BONBONNIÈRE SET WITH A MINIATURE
the miniature by Nicolas-André Courtois (1734-1806), signed 'courtois' (lower right)
Circular enamel box, the independent cover centred with an oval enamel of a lady in lace-bordered bright blue dress with high standing white collar, yellow and white plumes in her upswept hair, gold mount, the outer border of the cover, sides and base decorated with gold pellets with white enamel dotted surround on blue enamel ground
2 11/16 in. (67 mm.) diam.
Formerly Jeanne van Volxem Collection.
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A similar miniature by Courtois was in the Clore Collection, part I sold Sotheby's, London, 17 March 1986, lot 157, illustrated in colour in K. Henninger-Tavcar, Miniaturporträts, Pforzheim, 1995, p. 165.
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