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A GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL BOITE-A-MINIATURE, ADRIEN-JEAN-MAXIMILIEN VACHETTE, PARIS, 1798-1809

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Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

A GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL BOITE-A-MINIATURE, ADRIEN-JEAN-MAXIMILIEN VACHETTE, PARIS, 1798-1809

A GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL BOITE-A-MINIATURE, ADRIEN-JEAN-MAXIMILIEN VACHETTE, PARIS, 1798-1809

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

A GOLD-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL BOITE-A-MINIATURE, ADRIEN-JEAN-MAXIMILIEN VACHETTE, PARIS, 1798-1809


rectangular, the lid inset with an oval enamel portrait miniature, 17th century, within chased triple gold and enamel frame and dark blue enamel border, gold-lined, small thumbpiece, maker's mark, Paris petite garantie 1798-1809, unofficial baby's head 2e titre for 20.5 ct gold, petite recense 1819-1838


8.9cm., 3½in. wide


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restoration to enamel, small loss to enamel to the centre of portrait miniature; some light wear and one split to tortoiseshell


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For two comparable carved hardstone intaglios of Southern German origin, see Sotheby's London, 'Small Wonders: Early Gems and Jewels ', 9 July 2020, lot 41 and 87.