6 November 1996
A Birmingham enamel snuff-box
Rectangular, the cover printed and painted with the Italianesque Scene, after Sebastien le Clerc, the slightly waisted white ground sides with flowersprays, the interior cover with an insect, with engraved gilt-metal mounts
2½in. (6.4cm.) wide
Ionides Collection, Sotheby's, 9 June 1975, lot 195.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The print of Le Clerc's Italianesque Scene was published in Bowles' Practical Geometry, 3ed, 1727. For this scene on the base of a snuff-box, see Watney and Charleston (op.cit.) pl. 101.
Historian, dealer, author and curator Harrice Simons Miller offers an introduction to the collecting costume, couture, fashion jewellery
Can artificial intelligence really create art? For the first time, Christie’s offers a painting created by an algorithm