French: Artist Unknown
Elegantly Dressed Girl of the
Bourbon Restoration Era
2 1/4 inches diameter (sight)
The subject is depicted wearing an elegant "empire dress", a style made popular by Napoleon's first wife, Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais, during the First French Empire (1804-1814). The dress is fitted with an elegant high-back collar of silk lace that contributes to the young girl's look of importance. She also wears a double strand of pearls, a silk scarf and a tortoise shell hair comb -- all adding to an overall sense of refinement.
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