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Lot No. 177
Estimate  2,700 - 3,700 €
This is a lot of a former auction!

French, Height 40 mm, 12 g

, circa 1780

An extremely fine and rare gold enamel perfume flask with finest enamel painting "en grisaille" in the manner of by George Michael Moser and Augustin Toussaint

Case: gold enamel, oval base with monogram "JH", amphora shape. Walls with engine-turned pattern and cobalt blue enamelling, edge with engraved gold ornamentation. Both sides with horizontally oval enamel vignettes with neo-classical-style "en grisaille" scenes on brown ground, in white and gold Champlevé frames: Melpomene, the muse of tragedy and Calliope, the muse of epic poetry. Engraved screw cap, short chain.
Case: very good, slightly scratched

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