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Antique Miniature Choice of Paris Watercolor Pendant Silver Gilt Gold



This charming miniature has been painted in the last quarter of the 18th century. The painting shows a scene from Greek mythology. Paris is sitting in a garden with a shepherd's staff. He is placing an apple on the top of a column which carries the inscription ' à la plus belle ' ( for the most beautiful). Paris has to decide which of the three goddesses is the most beautiful, Athena, Aphrodite or Hera. The contemporary mount has been crafted in gilt silver and and the eyelet is made from 14 karat gold.


  • Metal
  • Weight
    6.2 g
  • Dimensions
    Width: 0.87 in. (22 mm)Depth: 0.12 in. (3 mm)Length: 1.11 in. (28 mm)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Munich, DE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU149019928522

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-10 days, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Munich, Germany
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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