A Birmingham or South Staffordshire enamel erotic double-lidded snuff box, circa 1755-60
Lot 49
A Birmingham or South Staffordshire enamel erotic double-lidded snuff box, circa 1755-60
£6,000 - 8,000
US$ 10,000 - 13,000
amended
Lot Details
A Birmingham or South Staffordshire enamel erotic double-lidded snuff box, circa 1755-60
Of circular form with hinged metal mounts, the cover painted with a shepherd and goats, a coastal scene in the background, the secret inner lid painted with an interior scene of a lady pleasuring herself whilst being secretly watched by a gentleman, the base painted with a garland of flowers tied with ribbons and loose sprigs, 6.8cm diam (some cracks)

Footnotes

  • Three South Staffordshire enamel boxes with hidden erotic lids from the Mort and Moira Lesser collection were sold in these rooms 19 October 2011, lots 146-148

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, that in addition to the mentioned cracks there is restoration to the base of the box.
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Contacts
  1. Fergus Gambon
    Specialist - British Ceramics
    Bonhams
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    London, W1S 1SR
    United Kingdom
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