6 November 1996,
Price realised GBP 862
GBP 500 - GBP 700
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
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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.
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