A Birmingham or South Staffordshire enamel snuff box, circa 1765
Lot 37
A Birmingham or South Staffordshire enamel snuff box, circa 1765
Sold for £3,000 (US$ 5,051) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Birmingham or South Staffordshire enamel snuff box, circa 1765
Of rectangular shape with chased gilt metal mounts, the cover finely painted with a scene of the Penitent Magdalene reading in candlelight, holding a crucifix beside a skull, the sides of the box with popular figure subjects including 'The Fishing Party' framed by raised gilt scrollwork, 7.7cm wide (some damage)

Footnotes

  • A related enamel box painted with a very similar scene of a lady and gentleman in candlelight is illustrated by Therle and Bernard Hughes, English Painted Enamels (1951), p.94, pl.51
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