This portrait miniature, was executed in 1715 ( the time of French Regence (1710-1730)) by famous French miniaturist Bernard du Vigeon or Duvigeon (1683 - 1760 Paris), With large probability it is portrait of Charles, Duke of Berry (1686–1714) , the grandson of Louis XIV. For comparison see : http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_de_Bourbon,_duc_de_Berry
The author of miniature was cort portrait and miniature painter in Paris , created in this time portraits of Kings and Dukes of Orleans. Later in 1740 he painted in Lothringen for Duke Franz III five portraits.
Literature: Thieme/Becker 1999;Benezit ,1999, cat.of miniature exhibition in Vienna, 1905 , p.332(with illustration).
Inscription: signed and dated on the reverse of ivory, and inscribed on reverse of cover.
Technique: gouache on vellum (parchment).
Measurements: h. 2 3/16 " x w 2 3/4" ( 5,5 x 7 cm ), framed w 2 1/2" x h 3" (6,5 x 7,7 cm)
Condition: in very good condition.