A Birmingham or South Staffordshire snuff box, circa 1765-70
Lot 47
A Birmingham or South Staffordshire snuff box, circa 1765-70
Sold for £5,000 (US$ 8,164) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Birmingham or South Staffordshire snuff box, circa 1765-70 A Birmingham or South Staffordshire snuff box, circa 1765-70
A Birmingham or South Staffordshire snuff box, circa 1765-70
Of rectangular shape with canted corners, the cover finely painted with a couple pouring wine, the side panels painted with figures in landscapes including the 'Fishing party' and 'Rural Gambols', the base with 'Birds on an overturned basket' after Robert Hancock, framed by raised gold scrollwork borders set against a bianco-sopra-bianco diaper panelled ground, 8.8cm wide (some damage)

Footnotes

  • The cover scene is based on the engraving 'Le Dejeuné, ou l'alliance de l'Amour et du Vin' by the Paris engraver and publisher, François Jouillain (1697-1778), published in 1751 after the 1744 painting by Jean-Marc Nattier, now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich. Another box painted with this decoration is illustrated by Therle and Bernard Hughes in English Painted Enamels (1951) p.90
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