Lot No. 378* (90th Auction)
Probably French, 79 x 29 mm, circa 1780

A rare tortoiseshell bonbonniére with gold mountings and miniature portrait
Case: gold and tortoiseshell, round box, all sides with light blue lacquer finish, very finely moulded and engraved gold mountings; loose lid with glazed miniature portrait on bone: a courtly lady turned to the left in a low cut dress with her curly hair pinned up. Shrubs and trees in the background, monogram "C" on the gold rim below the miniature.
Estimate  4,200 - 5,500 €
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