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A 18th century ivory gold-mounted tablet case, Paris, 1778-1779
A 18th century ivory gold-mounted tablet case, Paris, 1778-1779 - Objects of Vertu Style Louis XVI
Ref : 86702
2 800 €
Period :
18th century
Artist :
François Durand (reçu en 1762) ou François Delanoy
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Gold and ivory
Dimensions :
l. 2.05 inch X H. 3.43 inch
Weight :
0.0608 Kg
Objects of Vertu  - A 18th century ivory gold-mounted tablet case, Paris, 1778-1779
Royal Provenance

Sevres Porcelain, Historical Souvenirs, Objects of Vertu


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A 18th century ivory gold-mounted tablet case, Paris, 1778-1779

Trapezoidal ivory flat gold-mounted (750) tablet case, interior in gold with compartments for a notebook of two ivory writing tablets joined by a gold rivet and for a pencil (missing). The tablets inscribed in pencil with dedications dated 1806 and 1897. The hinged cover opening with a push-button is inscribed in gold "Souvenir / d'amitié" on each side. Each side is adorned with a painted oval miniature set under glass depicting a country scene bordered by gold foliage.
Small ivory cracks.
18th century, Paris, 1778-1779.
Goldsmith: François Durand (received in 1762) or François Delanoy (received in 1768).
Preserved in its original cardboard box sheathed in green shagreen, beige silk velvet interior, hinged opening (the push button is missing).
Gross weight: 60.8 g.
H. 8.7 x L. 5.2 cm.

History
Diderot mentions these precious cases in his Encyclopédie under the name of “tablettes”: "the tablets we use to write are a kind of little book which has a few sheets of ivory, paper or prepared parchment, on which we write with a touch or a pencil the things you want to remember."

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