Jewellery and Accessories

Table vanity case

    Table vanity case


    middle of the 18th century

    John Barbot

    Gold, ornamental material (imitation of agate), garnet, enamel; engraving, chasing

    5.4 x 4.9 x 3.9 cm, 186 gr

    Two oval marks on the right welt

    Rectangular vanity case, made in James Koks manner, with a hinged lid and a push-button lock with  garnet insert. The case is made of imitating agate material, in gold open-work setting with relief floral ornamentation and garlands. The front panel is decorated with a pair of Japanese mythical Hi no Tori birds. The motto: "VOTRE FIDELITE FAIT MA SEULE FELICITE" on white enamel background is on three sides of the lid bottom part. The set consists of two scent bottles, an ivory comb, an  spoon for tobacco, a jackknife, a pencil holder, a steel spatula, a toothpick and a seal.