Circular ivory box, interior lined with tortoiseshell, the lid decorated with a miniature representing the flight of a hot air balloon above the Tuileries Garden, in a gold entourage carved with a frieze of flowers. Work from the end of the eighteenth century. The first balloon flight took place in the Tuileries Garden on December 1, 1783.
Corozo snuff box - Early nineteenth century Pretty corozo nut box representing a character attacked by two lions - Saint Daniel? He is leaning against a tree, a snake and a lion's head at his feet, his arm raised Hinged cover on the back. very nice patina. France Early nineteenth century
Inro with five compartments in fundame lacquer decorated in hiramaki-e with gold, silver lacquer of two rabbits surrounded by rushes. Interior in black lacquer. The inro is accompanied by an ivory ojime representing a child and wooden netsuké with an openwork decoration of flowers. Signed Kagetsusai. Japan - End of the Edo period (1603 - 1868)
Important stoup in glazed earth - depicting crowned St. Helena carrying the cross in a medallion surrounded by four fleurs-de-lis framed by balusters surmounted by a tympanum with the monogram of Christ: IHS between two other lily flowers bucket probably representing the face of the child Jesus Probably from Saint-Omer Late Eighteenth century
Pair of terracotta statuettes "Children Natural History» by Boizot. 1785-1786 to the Sèvres manufactory edited several figures and groups of children with insects. These objects had the peculiarity of having genuine mounted insects placed in porcelain children sides. Hettlinger, inspector of the factory at the time was responsible for the creation of such figures - Late eighteenth - early nineteenth century