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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 76

    A GIRL-IN-THE-SWING-TYPE PORCELAIN GILT-METAL AND ENAMEL MOUNTED PATCH-BOX

    CIRCA 1755, THE MOUNT CONTEMPORARY, THE ENAMEL PROBABLY LONDON

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    A GIRL-IN-THE-SWING-TYPE PORCELAIN GILT-METAL AND ENAMEL MOUNTED PATCH-BOX
    CIRCA 1755, THE MOUNT CONTEMPORARY, THE ENAMEL PROBABLY LONDON
    Modelled as lady's face, wearing a frilled cap tied with a yellow ribbon and applied with a puce plume, with manganese hair and beauty-spots, her eyes fitted with small faceted diamonds on metal mounts, her neck edged with a band of green leaves, the hinged enamel cover decorated with bouquets and sprigs, the interior fitted with a mirror (minute chipping to frilled cap, minute chipping to rim beneath mount, slight losses to mirror)
    1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) long overall


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    See G.E. Bryant, Chelsea Porcelain Toys (London, 1925), pl. 47, no. 6, p. 6, for a similar example in the Schreiber Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum. See also the masked example sold in these Rooms on 15 February 1988, lot 230.

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