Tabatière with refinement
Height: 2.8 cm.
Diameter: 8 cm.
France, 18th century.
Round tortoise shell body with hinged lid, mounted in gold-plated copper. Glass miniature on the lid with a woman and dog sitting on a canapé, holding a larva in front of her face. The larva can be moved away from the face together with the forearm by a sliding ring. (12401323) (13)
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