A Carved Dendritic Agate Vide-Poche by Frédéric Boucheron

Paris, c.1900


the triform body mounted with a silver-gilt openwork handle composed of twin tendrils emanating at the base from a single sycamore leaf and supporting further leaves within the circular handle and spreading across the near border, the whole raised on a silver gilt triform foot.

Stamped with the firm’s poinçon registered in 1866 and engraved Boucheron in full.

10.2 cm across


An oval dendritic agate bowl with silver-gilt mounts by Boucheron of the same date is illustrated in Boucheron, Four Generations of a World-Renowned Jeweller by Gilles Néret, Rizzoli, 1988, p.67.