French, late 18th Century. Wood bo inset with watercolor portrait miniature box. The circular box is painted with pink, blue and white stripes and zig-zags outside. The lining is tortoiseshell. The lid is inset with an ivory miniature of a young woman dressed in blue. This box is very unusual and is n lovely condition. Box, 6 cms. diameter (2 1/4 inches). Oval miniature, 3 cms. diameter (1 1/4 inches).
Continental School, c. 1800 Watercolour portrait miniature mounted into the lid of a box. The portrait miniature depicts a noble lady and gentleman in a rural setting, who have just desended from a coach, with two servants in a castle in the background. Blue sky with clouds. Circular, 5 1/2 inches diameter. Tortoise shell box, with gilt brass mounts, 3 inches diameter.