French silver enamel and pearls portrait miniature box 1890s

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A very finely painted oval portrait miniature after Bougereau's "L'Amour et Psyche" (1890) on ivory under glass and bezel set with an oval royal blue enamel border with guilloche ground and jewelling or Paillonné of garlands of flowers highlighted in white enamel within a pearl border to the hinged lid. The walls of the box decorated with a vacant oval cartouche to the front surrounded by swags and garlands in a scrolling design: the interior fully gilded - marked with a first standard Minerva mark for 950 silver and an unidentified makers mark - total weight 131grms - overall dimensions 79 x 60 x 33 - c.1895 France

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