English enamel snuff box, Meissen style Watteauesque scenes, c.1755

$1,250.00 AUD

English enamel snuff box, superbly painted in Meissen style with ‘Watteauesque’ scenes, the lid with four figures on a riverbank, a city in the background, all sides with musicians including cello harp & flute, the lid interior with a distant view of a country house, mounted with gilt copper rims and stylish rococo shell thumbpiece.

Birmingham, or

possibly London,
circa 1755

 

8cm x 6cm x height 3.5cm,

 

Condition: an area of tree touched-up over a crack to left of figure on top, some stress cracks & slight touch-ups evident beneath lid, the base with small areas of overpainting, the gilt details worn

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