Works by Bouchardy are on exhibit at such museums as The Met in NYC, The Getty Museum, The Hermitage, and others. As you can see, this particular example is signed by Bouchardy along the lower left hand side (there are some additional notations below the signature, but I cannot make them out).This antique portrait is of a lovely young female in a pale blue/white dress with jewels in her hair and ears. The painting is framed under convex beveled glass and mounted onto a round or horn or shell box. Notably, the rim around the painting, as well as the substantial rim lining the lid of the box tested at at least 22K gold (I don't have a tester that goes beyond 22k), so just the melt on this piece is impressive, not that I would consider dismantling this lovely piece of art! The painting measures approximately 2" in diameter, while the box measures approximately 2 5/8" across by 1 1/4 high (including the glass).
If you are a collector of fine French/antique miniatures, this painting is a must have, and the substantial gold adorning the trinket box is icing on the cake! The item "22K+ Gold ANTIQUE PORTRAIT MINIATURE Signed ETIENNE BOUCHARDY (1797-1849) French" is in sale since Friday, April 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".The seller is "rmk5" and is located in Redding, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.