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Jacques Ballin (active 1760)

Bonbonnière c.1760-64

RCIN 4052

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Circular tortoiseshell box and cover. Glazed lid inset with miniature depicting winged figure of Time kneeling before a female figure representing the Arts. Chased gold rim. The lid of this box shows an allegory of the Arts triumphing over Time. The painting is the work of Jacques-Joseph de Gault, best known for his grisaille work on boxes of this type.