Two South Staffordshire enamel snuff boxes, circa 1760-65
Lot 35
Two South Staffordshire enamel snuff boxes, circa 1760-65
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,542) inc. premium

Lot Details
Two South Staffordshire enamel snuff boxes, circa 1760-65
Of rectangular shape with gilt metal mounts, one with the cover painted with the 'Singing Lesson', framed by raised gilt scrollwork against a white ground, the moulded sides picked out with flowers, the interior painted with a portrait medallion of Maria Gunning, 8.1cm wide, the other of shallow form painted with a portrait of a man against a pink ground, the sides painted with small landscape vignettes, 6.8cm wide (some damage and restoration) (2)

Footnotes

  • There are several versions of prints depicting Maria Gunning with slightly different features. This example is probably taken from a mezzotint by Charles Spooner after the painting by Francis Cotes. An example is in the National Portrait Gallery, accession no. NPG D2506
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