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Antique French Finely Carved Ivory Pill Box

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Organics: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1181853 (stock# 498AOG)

Antique French Finely Carved Ivory Pill Box
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The Art and Orchid Gallery's round ivory pill box was hand carved on the cover as well as the sides and bottom of the box in micro-fine old French motifs. The ornamental designs on the bottom and sides can also be observed on 15th to 17th Century French repousse, champleve enamels and accessories to paintings.[206A] The square fret work is found in 18th Century ceramic patterns.[26B] The cover seems to be an armorial design totally symmetrical through the center of the fountain with birds, for details

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