Each miniature on this double box depicts a member of the French Royal family. Portraits of Louis XV and Marie Leszczynska are inside the two lids. On the outside are their children: "Mesdames," the five unmarried daughters; the Dauphin, the Duchess of Parma, and their families.
Marking:  crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains de remède, JD, device a heart (maker's mark)  arm (Paris charge mark for gold and small silver, 1744-50)  crowned italic I (Paris warden's mark for gold, 1749-50)  salmon's head (Paris discharge mark for small gold and silver, 1744-50)  hen's head (Paris discharge mark for small gold and silver 1750-56)
Location of marks: , : inside bottom of lower compartment : inside bottom of both compartments , : on insetting cover rim of lower compartment, on left end
unidentified member of the Hapsburg family ; Duc de Mouchy , Paris (until 1936/7; to Bensimon) ; [ Gaston Bensimon , from 1936/7; to Sassoon ] ; Mrs. Meyer Sassoon , London (1937–after 1938) ; D. Bingham , New York ; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman , New York (until 1976; to MMA)
Artist: Jean Ducrollay (French, born 1709, master 1734, recorded 1760)Date: 1750–56, base and lid later replacementsMedium: Gold, enamel, rock crystal (later replacement)Accession: 17.190.1224On view in:Not on view