28 November 2006
A SWISS GOLD-MOUNTED BONBONNIÈRE SET WITH A MINIATURE
with the discharge mark of Jean-Baptiste Fouache 1774-1780 for gold coming from abroad
Circular tin box, the independent cover set with a glazed circular miniature depicting Sappho Inspired by Cupid (after Fragonard's painting engraved by Angélique Papavoine in 1788), vari-coloured gold mount, the sides and base scattered with gold stars on an engine-turned ground
3 in. (76 mm.) diam.
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