Description The cover and base of this box are decorated with double portraits of the daughters of Louis XV and Marie Leszczynska: on the cover, Madame Victoire and Madame Adélaïde; on the base, Madame Louise and Madame Sophie. The grandchildren of Louis XV and Marie Leszczynska are depicted on the sides of the box: the duc de Berry, future Louis XVI, with a kite (on the front); Madame Clotilde holding a battledore and shuttlecock (on the left end); the comte d'Artois, future Charles X (on the right end); and the comte de Provence, future Louis XVIII (on the back). These enamel miniatures are related to portraits by Jean-Étienne Liotard, Jean-Martial Frédou, Maurice-Quentin de La Tour, and François-Hubert Drouais.
- Objects of Vertu: Precious Works of the Eighteenth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
- Vive la France! French Treasures from the Middle Ages to Monet. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1999-2000.
Provenance Zoé Victoire Talon, Comtesse du Cayla (1785-1852), Paris; Maurice Kann, Paris; Charles J. Wertheimer; Sale, Christie's, London, May 8, 1912, no. 14; Jacques Seligmann, Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, after 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Enameler] "Dailly" on each enamel panel on both interior of lid and base; [Goldsmith] Crowned Fleur-de-lis with two dots and the innitials J J B for J.J. Barrière on both interior of lid and base; [Date] Crowned Cursive "D" for 1767; [Assayer] Two entwined palm leafs for Jean-Jacque Prévost on both interior of lid and base.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, after 1912
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