Denis Brownell Murphy (Irish, active circa 1763-1842)
Mary Stuart (15421587), Queen of Scotland (1542-1567), Queen Consort of France (1559-1560), wearing red dress with standing collar, embellished with pale blue gem stones and gold embroidery to her neckline and standing collar which frames the high white ruff collar of her chemise, pearl pendant necklace with garnet pendant cross, gold head-dress with pale blue gem stones matching the embroidered panel to the neckline and collar of her dress (damaged).
Enamel, signed on the counter-enamel, MARY/ Queen of Scots/ from an original by/ Zuccero/ in Enamel by/ DB Murphy, gilt-metal frame with pierced border of crown and thistles.
Octagonal, 77mm (3 1/16in) high
Provenance: Sir Bernard Eckstein; Sotheby's, 31 March 1949, lot 115
Sotheby's 21 May 1953, lot 52, sold to S.H.R. Harris for £12