6 November 1996,
Price realised GBP 632
GBP 350 - GBP 500
A South Staffordshire small enamel snuff-box
Oblong, the cover painted with a scene from L'Après Diner, after an engraving by Larmessin after Lancret, with a lady and gentleman playing a game of tric-trac or backgammon in a garden setting, watched by two standing females, all reserved in raised yellow scrolls on a deep blue ground, the similarly coloured sides with two landscape vignettes, raised yellow flowers and dotted white ornament, with engraved gilt-metal mounts
2 3/8in. (6cm.) wide
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For this scene cf. Rackham (op. cit) no.174, T. and B. Hughes, English Painted Enamels, 1967, p.48, no.174 and the Ionides Collection, Sotheby's, 9 June 1975, lot 193.
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