"We must not take offense, if we cannot congratulate ourselves." Wonderful movable billet, hand-colored in stippled style. 9.8 x 6.1 cm. Vienna, around 1830. This intricate billet shows a harp-playing young man and a woman accompanying him with her voice. In front of them stands a basket of roses and forget-me-nots, apparently playing a song for the birthday boy, and then wanting to hand him a flower basket as a token of their friendship. When the lever is lowered, the woman begins to bend over, with her head delicately turning down, as the man's head begins to raise toward her. 1847 dated congratulatory holograph note on verso.
Price: $575.00 Item #4745