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Made by: Joseph Etienne Blerzy (After)

Currently in storage

About this object

The box is rectangular in shape. The outside of the box is lacquered in Chinese red. In the center of the cover is an oval miniature of a woman seen in 3/4 length nursing a child who wears a blue ribbon similar to that of an order. The miniature is set in a narrow gold frame with beading. The thumb piece is in gold. The lower part of the interior of the box is made in tortoise shell which is divided into one long compartment in the front for brushes and two smaller compartments with covers at the back for rouge. Inside the cover is a mirror with a gold border. On the bottom of the box is a small gold medallion.

Object name:
Made from:
Lacquer -- gold -- enamel -- tortoise shell -- miniature -- mirror
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
ca. 1767
2.2 × 6 cm (7/8 × 2 3/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK struck in the hinges of the two compartments inside: Crowned D (Paris Warden's mark for 1764)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973