English enamel curtain tie-back, girl with bird, c. 1780.
English enamel curtain tie-back, printed & painted with a lady holding a yellow bird, within an ormolu mount with flower petal edge. Circa 1780.
stress cracks to face, small area restored
4.5cm wide, 6.5 cm long
ref. ‘English Painted Enamels’ p 144, where a page from a 1780’s catalogue is illustrated with an example almost identical to this, alas of unknown origin.