A French ivory tabernacle frame

A French ivory tabernacle frame

A finely carved miniature frame carved with a depiction of Diana hunting in the style of the French Renaissance. Engraved to the reverse:
"Heureux le jour, l'an, le mois et la place,
L'heure et le temps où vos yeux m'ont tué.
Sinon tué, à tout le One small stave broken off but included. H 19.5, W 12 cm.
2nd half 19th C.

The verse on the back of the frame originates from the French poet Pierre de Ronsard (1524 - 1585), whose works were published by Didot of Paris in 1862.

Lot 1028 Dα

3.000 € - 4.000 €

4.960 €