A Doccia box with gallant scenes circa 1760
Lot 57
A Doccia gold-mounted rectangular snuff box, circa 1760
Sold for £13,200 (US$ 20,507) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Doccia box with gallant scenes circa 1760 A Doccia box with gallant scenes circa 1760 A Doccia box with gallant scenes circa 1760 A Doccia box with gallant scenes circa 1760
A Doccia gold-mounted rectangular snuff box, circa 1760
The sides, front and back each painted with a landscape vignette depicting pastoral figures, the base with a leafy flower branch, the cover superbly painted with half-length figures of a cavalier holding a lady's hand, the inside cover with cupid in flight over a river landscape firing an arrow, the gold mounts chased with scrollwork, 7.8cm across

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Alfred Joseph Collection, no. 1679

    Literature:
    Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985, no. 481;
    Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 99;

    Exhibited:
    Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1972-2003;
    London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
    Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010
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