Souvenir with portrait of a man, said to be Lieutenant d'Alézac

Gold, tortoiseshell | 6 x 5.1cm | 1780-81

Jean-Pierre Mendouze; Miniature by F. M.; Metalwork-Gold and Platinum, Miniatures

In eighteenth-century Europe, Paris led the production of high-quality luxury goods. Parisian goldsmiths made a wide range of small, personal articles such as snuffboxes; étuis to hold sealing wax, tweezers, or utensils for sewing; souvenirs, which c...
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