18th-century Oval box in gold and lacquered tortoiseshell in imitation of stone. The hinged lid is adorned with a miniature ivory depicting a woman in an 18th century costume. The inside of the box is brown tortoiseshell. The miniature depicts the portrait of Elisabeth Auguste de Palatinat Soulzbach (1721-1794) married to her cousin Charles-Théodore de Palatinat-Soulzbach, who became an Elector of the Palatinate in 1742 and a Bavarian Elector in 1777.
She is dressed a lace dress and a purple coat lined with fur. It carries the order of St. Elizabeth an order of chivalry and women's charity founded under electoral Bavaria in 1766. Her hair is powdered and the face is represented by three-quarters. On his right, a crown is placed.
The miniature is inspired by a painting; oil on canvas ; painted in 1778 by Henrich Carl Brandt and kept at the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim.
Weight: 4.5 oz(130.37g)
L: 3.3 in (8,5 cm) / l: 2.3 in (6 cm) / H: 1.5 in (4 cm)
Guarantee mark: Jean Basptiste Fouache, 1775-1781
Charge mark: Crowned P for Paris
Release mark: Tête de singe (Monkey head) 1775-1781
Work from the Louis XVI period