A MUSICAL BOÎTE À MINIATURE, FRENCH, 1819-1839
A MUSICAL BOÎTE À MINIATURE, FRENCH, 1819-1839
A MUSICAL BOÎTE À MINIATURE, FRENCH, 1819-1839
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A MUSICAL BOÎTE À MINIATURE, FRENCH, 1819-1839

Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 GBP

A MUSICAL BOÎTE À MINIATURE, FRENCH, 1819-1839

Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 GBP

Description

A MUSICAL BOÎTE À MINIATURE, FRENCH, 1819-1839


rectangular, the lid set with a miniature of the Tuileries on ivory, within a gilt-metal frame, the musical movement concealed by a horn cover, mother of pearl washers, illegible maker’s mark, bird’s head control mark; together with a plain tortoiseshell example with silver-gilt mounts, maker's mark JGV in a vertical lozenge

9.2cm. wide; 3⅝in.

(2)

Condition Report

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Saleroom Notice

This lot contains ivory and other restricted materials. Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory/rhino horn by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.

Literature

Inventory, 1949, 'A small musical box in tortoiseshell case, a ditto, a miniature painting of the Palace of Versailles on the lid' in the Strong Room

A MUSICAL BOÎTE À MINIATURE, FRENCH, 1819-1839
A MUSICAL BOÎTE À MINIATURE, FRENCH, 1819-1839
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