5 June 2007
A GEORGE II GOLD-MOUNTED ENAMEL SNUFF-BOX
probably London, circa 1740
Circular box, the hinged cover bearing a coat-of-arms, the interior cover painted with a water fountain and reeds in purple camaïeu, front and rear of the bombé sides painted with two cartouches of Watteauesque young lovers seated in a landscape and rocaille scrolls, the outside and inside of base painted with shell and reeds in purple camaïeu, reeded gold mounts with incorporated slighly raised rocaille thumbpiece
2 1/8 in. (54 mm.) diam.
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