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Various origins, 18th/19th century, Five erotic miniatures
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Various origins, 18th/19th century, Five erotic miniatures
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Erotic: Passion & Desire

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Various origins, 18th/19th century, Five erotic miniatures
the first concealed within the base of a circular pressed pollard wood box, France, circa 1820, the lid with 'les deux Gaspard'; the others, three circular and one rectangular, probably also formerly intended as the 'surprises' in snuff boxes but now framed, each painted with a scene of either suggested or requited attraction
Quantity: 5
ivory, gouache, watercolour, wood
5.5 to 7.5cm., 2 1/8 to 3 in.
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Catalogue Note

Les Deux Gaspard was a vaudeville act performed by Joly and Philippe Gaspard. The scene on the present box between the caricatured characters Simplet, 'marchand de fagots' and l'Avisé, 'marchand de bas', was engraved by Maleuvre in 1817.

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