French Ivory whistle, Torso,Circa 18th, 19th century Photo, Avner Strauss..

French woman ivory torso whistle, 73 mm. Whistle Museum (All rights reseved) C. 18th Century . For more see aso other entries under catgory; Ivory .                      

                                                
           Photo A.Strauss ,Copyright © 2008
                                                                                             Whistle museum. Ivory Torso.

She seems to be based on the visage of a pre-Napoleonic noblewoman. It could even be Marie Antoinette herself, due to her initial popularity with the people of France. The whistle could have been made as a form of support for the new Queen. 
                                                                                                                                                    
Whistle museum. Ivory Torso.

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