Small pill box in hard stone with a pompon...

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Small pill box in hard stone with a pompon...

Small pill box in hard stone with a pompon setting decorated with a frieze of leaves and circles on two rows, on the body and lid.
18th century
Size: 2.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm
(Ancient restoration)

Provenance : Count of Girardin
In the box is a handwritten paper stating "this box belonged to the head of Mr. de Girardin who died on November 6, 1851. It was in this box that he put the chocolate pastilles he gave to his grandson François de Vaulogé".

The pill boxes were used to store small doses of medicines or small objects. This one is in pomponne, that is to say it imitates gold or silver. This alloy was developed at the end of the 18th century by two Parisian goldsmiths, Turgot and Daumy.

A small souvenir box of the Countess de Girardin née d'Yve, dated June 19, 1873, is attached.
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