Description: An enameled patch box painted with a scene of an
oriental figure holding a lantern. The painting is delicately done,
in subtle colors. The style is that of the light amusing
chinoiserie promoted first in France in the middle of the eighteenth
century. The inverted flower hat, as worn by this figure, was a
characteristic frivolous touch of the famous artist Jean-Baptiste
Pillement (1728-1808), a pioneer in the art of chinoiserie. His
ideas were adopted by other artists and
The interior of the box is gilded and the inside of the lid is liner
with a circular mirror.
Size: 1.2"across. 3.1cm.