Beauty box in ivory. Oval shaped, it is set with yellow gold hoops, patterned with foliage garlands. The lid opens hinged, it is adorned under the glass of the fidelity dog ??pulling the chariot of love with two doves. This medallion on guilloche bottom is subtitled to "Cithere". The island of Kythera was in Greek mythology the island of pleasures in love. The interior has three compartments, two with vermeil hinged lids, the third containing the small ivory brush turned. The reverse is with a mercury mirror.
Perfect condition, dyed mirror worn.
Paris Hallmark for 1783-1789
Length: 6.4 cm
Width: 4.5 cm