A Birmingham enamel snuff box and a South Staffordshire enamel snuff box, circa 1760-65
Lot 33
A Birmingham enamel snuff box and a South Staffordshire enamel snuff box, circa 1760-65
Sold for £1,375 (US$ 2,320) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Birmingham enamel snuff box and a South Staffordshire enamel snuff box, circa 1760-65
Of rectangular shape with gilt metal mounts, the cover of the Birmingham box brightly painted with a Fête champêtre scene, the interior with Perseus rescuing Andromeda, the tapering sides painted with sprigs of mixed flowers, 8.3cm wide, the South Staffordshire box with a sprig of a brightly painted rose and tulip, the sides with smaller sprigs, set against a pale yellow ground, 9.2cm wide (cracks) (2)

Footnotes

  • This particular version of Perseus and Andromeda is taken from a print after the painting by François Lemoyne painted in 1723, currently in the Wallace Collection, London, accession number P417
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