A French circular gold piqué work tortoiseshell box, c.1780,
with a painted miniature beneath a glazed cover to the lid. A semi clad couple with putti to a repoussé gold border with laurel and flower head garlands. The tortoiseshell body decorated with gold and mother-of-pearl hoops, with gold and mother-of-pearl stars, with a matching gold rim to the base, damaged. 75mm diameter. Indistinct mark, possibly Paris 1784. Fermier 1783-1789. 100.36g
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Losses to many of the pique work sections.
The lid miniature has separate rims loose.
Appears to have been damp at some stage.
A split to the tortoiseshell of the lid.
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