GILTSILVER BOX MINIATURE IVORY GIRL & CAT - For Sale

GILTSILVER BOX MINIATURE IVORY GIRL & CAT
Price: $2000.00
Vermaille gilt on silver and silver box with handpainted portrait of a child and her cat done on ivory. France, late 1800''s -early 1900''s. Soufflot et Cie.Measures slightly under 4 1/4inches long. Weighs 7.9oz, but this includes the weight of the glass covering the ivory.Oval shape with very refined decoration on raised rims, done in the Georgian style with beading and ''egg and dart'' patterns. Bottom, inside rim and inside of lid are gilt washed.The top has a miniature painting done on ivory of a little girl with her cat. The quality of the painting is superb. Blond hair and blue eyes with a bright and intelligent expression, the little girl rest her arm on her pet cat, a pink ribbon tied around it''s neck. Great detail from the peachy complexion to the tiny necklace around the little girl''s neck. Inside rim of box and inside of lid have French hallmarks for the .950 silver standard (better than sterling), used since 1879.The maker''s mark is MS over a hammer and Co. which is said to be for Soufflot et Cie, 28 Rue Chapon, 2 Hammers.Condition is excellent. Status: For Sale Reference#: 2504 Condition: See Description Year: See Description

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Brenda Ginsberg Art & Antiques
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Email : antiques@brendaGinsberg.com
Phone : 954-415-0622

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