Box, inside is a miniature by Jean Petitot (the Younger)

Box, inside is a miniature by Jean Petitot (the Younger)

Box
Maker unknown
Inside is a miniature by Jean Petitot (the Younger)
England
About 1745
Gold set with an enamelled plaque
Length 5.9 cm
Museum no. HH.458-1948
From Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

This gold box is set with an enamelled plaque, perhaps after a composition by Nicolas Poussin. Inside is a miniature by Petitot, perhaps of Louis XIV as a child.