A very rare Liverpool tobacco box and cover, circa 1780
Lot 112
A very rare Liverpool tobacco box and cover, circa 1780
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,000) inc. premium

Lot Details
A very rare Liverpool tobacco box and cover, circa 1780
Attributed to Seth Pennington and of circular form with a screw thread, the cover printed in blue with a lady seated beneath a tree, attended by two gentlemen, the underside with a seated lady with an ardent lover kneeling beside her, the sides with sprigs of roses and tulips, a single moth within the interior, 7.8cm diam (cover broken and restuck and chipped) (2)

Footnotes

  • The figural prints appear to be unrecorded on Liverpool porcelain but an identical floral print appears on a Seth Pennington palm leaf moulded teapot illustrated by Maurice Hillis, Liverpool Porcelain (2011), p.460, 10.158. Another of the flower prints on the side of the box appears to be the same as one on a silver-shaped jug attributed to Seth Pennington and illustrated by Hillis, p.458, 10.150
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