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French Second Empire Box

French Second Empire Box

SKU: bx15


Round ivory box decorated with a hand painted miniature portrait of Marie-Antoinette
Likely done after Marie Antoinette d’Autriche by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun
Under convex original cover glass, encircled with a bronze ring
Indistinctly signed R. D.…
French Second Empire, Napoleon III, 1860 - 1870
Restoration on lid interior corresponding to a fissure of age
Ø 6.4 cm (2” ½)
Height 2.6 cm (1”)

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