DescriptionA FRENCH PAINTED, SILVERED BOX WITH PORTRAIT MINIATURE ON IVORY
Maker unknown, France, circa 1800
1-1/2 x 3 inches (3.8 x 7.6 cm)
The box with portrait miniature set within silvered mount on ground of vertical stripes.
Estimate: $500 - $800.
The box with crazing and some loss to striped painted surface, silver is tarnished, a crack at left edge of ivory miniature. Note: Because this item contains parts or products of a wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened, no sale of this item may be consummated until a permit has been obtained from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Under Federal law this item may be sold within the State of Texas without this warning or any federal permit. Even though this item is from the 1800s, if it cannot be proven that this item was imported into the United States at a U.S. Customs port of entry designated to handle antiques, the antique exemption to the ESA prohibitions does not apply.
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