Lot 34
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A jewelled parcel-gilt silver frame with secret erotica miniatures, possibly late 18th century and later

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Sold
11,875 GBP
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Description

  • A jewelled parcel-gilt silver frame with secret erotica miniatures, possibly late 18th century and later
  • pearl, turquoise, ivory, silver, silver-gilt
cartouche form, set with 6 later oval portrait miniatures and one rectangular depicting Louis XV and his mistresses such as Madame du Barry, their hinged frame, probably later, revealing an erotica miniature below, within silver-gilt scrolls on a silver pierced and matted ground applied with flowers, surmounted by a model of the French crown applied with silver-gilt and turquoises or pearls, garnets and enamelled flowerheads, on a red velvet and wooden back, unmarked
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