Lot No. 358* (89th Auction)
Teresa Talani, 77 x 30 mm, circa 1810

A rare tortoise shell chocolate box with cameo portrait
Case: round, tortoise shell and gold, removable lid with central octagonal medallion: applied agate balls set in gold, signed oval cameo profile portrait of a lady in period costume, on sablé ground. Gold frame with narrow blue enamel decorative strip; gold-lined inside.

Teresa Talani
Talani was a Roman gem carver based in Naples around 1800. Many of her works are now kept in museums such as the British Museum.

to be sold without reserve
Estimate  2,000 - 3,000 €

Price Realised  2,300 €
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