FURTHER PROVENANCE (as reported by Dr. Ulrich Fritzsche, a previous owner of the piece):
Edward P. Lygon; Christie's, London, 25-29 April 1864, lot 382 (described as "an octagonal canister with cover of pate-dure, gros-bleu, penciled with gold and painted exquisitely with a shepherd and shepherdess with sheep, peasant girl and two pastoral trophies in medallions", to Henry G. Bohn).
Henry G. Bohn; Christie's, London, 19-22 March 1877, lot 402 (described as "another small canister and cover [pate dure] gros-bleu and gold, painted with four medallions of rural subjects", to Jacobs, probably a dealer, whose name appears also as a purchaser in the Shandon sale of 1877 and the Donegall sale of 1884).
The Marchioness of Conyngam; Christie's, London, 4-7 May 1908, lot 278 (described as "an oblong canister, painted with Boucher subjects of a shepherd and shepherdess and pastoral scenes, on gros-bleu ground, richly gilt, to Sir Donald Currie).
Sir Donald Currie; Sotheby's, London, 4 May 1965, lot 94.
with Mr. Neumann.
Mr. Wardlaw, Vancouver, B.C.
Dr. & Mrs. Ulrich Fritzsche, Seattle, WA, late 1970's.
with Dragesco-Cramoisin, Paris.
with M.S. Rau, New Orleans, LA.
PROPERTY OF A LADY