English enamel curtain tie, Circa 1780
English enamel and gilt metal curtain tieback, the round disk printed & painted with a lady with large hair (!) reading a book. Circa 1780.
minor cracking & signs of age.
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.
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