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Message and perfume case in "Vernis Martin" Louis XVIth
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Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Wood,tortoiseshell, vernis Martin, gold and glass
Dimensions :
L. 5.91 inch | Ø 0.98 inch
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Message and perfume case in "Vernis Martin" Louis XVIth

Message cases also called "Billet Doux" cases

The ceremonial toilet is a time when we exchange sweet notes,. Soft notes " billet doux"are cylindrical cases about 15 to 20 cm long that discreetly carry out messages that are either gallant or secret to be surreptitiously transmitted.
The morning toilet is the best time to communicate "sweet notes" or do business.

This case in Vernis Martin and gold encicled, is a Parisian work.

In the eighteenth century people also carry many small elegant items including cases (- perfume necessary...) and boxes (for pills, " boite à mouches" and "vinaigrettes".

This is the purpose of this case which also includes a perfume bottle
housed in the bottom of the case.

Decor in Vernis martin of "Putti" in a country landscape.

Gold Rings and Gold cork (NB Impossible to open the bottlecork)
inside: tortoiseshell

Very good condition

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