A George Jones Majolica butterfly box and cover, dated 1874
Lot 249
A George Jones Majolica butterfly pomade box and cover, dated 1874
Sold for £5,250 (US$ 8,498) inc. premium

Lot Details
A George Jones Majolica butterfly box and cover, dated 1874
The cover shaped as a peacock butterfly resting on a box moulded with white and blue violets set against a mottled green ground, the interior of the box coloured turquoise with a yellow rim, 9.6cm wide, moulded registration lozenge for 1874 (restored chip) (2)

Footnotes

  • This was created as part of an exotic dressing table set, the powder boxes with butterfly covers. Another George Jones box of this form was sold in these rooms on 13 September 2006, lot 88. A similar but slightly shallower box and cover is illustrated by Karmason and Stacke, Majolica, p 102
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