A Birmingham or South Staffordshire enamel Hart bonbonnière, circa 1760-70
Lot 38
A Birmingham or South Staffordshire enamel Hart bonbonnière, circa 1760-70
£3,000 - 4,000
US$ 5,000 - 6,700
Lot Details
A Birmingham or South Staffordshire enamel Hart bonbonnière, circa 1760-70
Modelled as a white Hart lying on an oval grassy base, its coat picked out in light grey and its antlers in yellow, the animal tethered to the base by a yellow chain, the hinged lid printed in outline and coloured with a leopard hunt scene, 6.7cm wide (some restoration)

Footnotes

  • This box is closely related to an enamel box of a white Unicorn from the Mort and Moira Lesser collection, sold in these rooms on 19th October 2011, lot 122. The White Hart was the personal emblem of King Richard II and appears on the outer cover of the Wilton Diptych. The coloured print on the lid is possibly after an etching by Antonio Tempesta, whose many hunting scenes include a leopard hunt
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