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Pan and Syrinx - Pan's despair
Pan and Syrinx - Pan's despair - Objects of Vertu Style Louis XVI Pan and Syrinx - Pan's despair - Pan and Syrinx - Pan's despair - Louis XVI
Ref : 81005
1 450 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Tortoiseshell - Gold - Ivory - composition
Dimensions :
H. 0.98 inch | Ø 3.03 inch
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Pan and Syrinx - Pan's despair

Box in red brown color composition and brown tortoiseshell inlays of different gold pastilles; the cover decorated with a miniature on ivory
tells of Pan's desperation

Syrinx is a nymph from Greek mythology. Fleeing from the attentions of the god Pan, she fell into the arms of Ladon, (God of the river) and turned into reeds.
. To console himself, Pan cut some reeds and glued them together with beeswax, making the first Pan flute, also called "syrinx"

The fauna associated with this image represents a legendary creature; rural divinity for the Romans or satyr. Rustic demi-god represented as a being with human body with legs and horns of goat.
.
Great finesse of the drawing, and freshness of the colors

Strapping of the miniature in chased gold
Interior in brown tortoiseshell

Good general condition with some small lack of pastilles
normal wear.

LOUIS XVI PERIOD about 1775-1780

Galerie Marie Maxime

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