BEAUTIFUL RARE FINE QUALITY GEORGIAN FRENCH PORTRAIT MINIATURE SNUFF BOX. Jean-Baptiste Jacques Augustin (August 15, 1759 - April 13, 1832).This is a very fine quality Extremely Rare Beautiful French Georgian Portrait Miniature faux Tortoiseshell Snuff Box, this rare snuff box dates to circa 1790 making it over 230 years old, the quality is stunning, this very special Portrait Miniature has also been signed Augustin... Jean-Baptiste Jacques Augustin (August 15, 1759 - April 13, 1832).
To the centre on the top you will see the most beautiful fine quality hand painted Portrait Miniature of the most beautiful Georgian Lady. Detailed, this beautiful young lady has her hair tied up at the back of her head with ringlets framing her lovely face, entwined within her hair are the most beautiful pearls, the artist has highlighted her hair wonderfully. Augustin has painted her face so delicately capturing he very pretty features from her wonderful red lips to her striking brown eyes, this Georgian young lady had been painted so very delicately and in so much stunning fine detail.She is then wearing a pale blue drees with puffed sleeves, the neckline is scolloped shape with a lace edging creating a delicate frilled edging, the detailing showing the lace is suberb, to the front of her dress you will see a wonderful deep. Ochre panel which in turn is finished by this stunning large yellow bow with the most stunning highlights, the style of clothing gives a wonderful insight in to the date this wonderful portrait was painted which i would estimate to be circa 1790. Augustin has then signed this wonderful miniature master piece.. Its just so very beautiful, this is then framed with a gold colour banding, on opening this wonderful rare faux Tortoiseshell snuff box you will see it has its original interior, it would have belonged to either to the lady in the Portrait or her loved one.
The quality of the painting is breath taking, this would have once belonged to a very wealthy Gentleman or Lady in circa 1790, it is so special, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this snuff box is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel. This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice. You will not find another like this on the market it is so very rare.Augustin was born in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges. He might have had some lessons from Jean-Baptiste Claudot. And maybe also from Jean Girardet. After a few months in Dijon. In 1781 he arrived in Paris the same year where he soon earned fame.
Days he traveled to Brest (1789) and to Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (1791). In 1800 he married his pupil Pauline Ducruet, 22 years younger than him. He worked for Napoleon and his entourage and in 1806 received a gold medal in recognition of his skills. In 1814 Louis XVIII appointed him ordinary painter of the King's Cabinet, later painter of Foreign Affairs , and in 1819 miniature painter of the King's Chamber and Cabinet.In 1821 he was awarded the Legion of Honor. In 1791 he exhibited at the Exposition de la Jeunesse , and from then until 1831 he also took part in the Paris Salon. In 1832 and was buried at Père Lachaise Cemetery. Alongside Isabey, Augustin was the most significant teacher of miniature painting of his time; he taught over 400 pupils including Besselièvre, Borel, Comte, Delacazette, Delatour, Fontallard, Mirbel. Sieurac, Sparrgren and Tixier de Ladouce. The item "BEAUTIFUL RARE GEORGIAN FRENCH PORTRAIT MINIATURE SNUFF BOX Signed Augustin" is in sale since Saturday, September 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.