Lot 81
  • 81

A gold-mounted lacquer scent bottle case, Dutch, late 19th century, inset with an earlier enamel miniature

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5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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Description

  • A gold-mounted lacquer scent bottle case, Dutch, late 19th century, inset with an earlier enamel miniature
  • Enamel miniature, metal, laquer, glass, diamond
  • 8.7cm., 3 3/8 in. high
of upright rectangular form, the lid aplied with an enamel portrait of a young lady in a blue dress, her hair dressed with pearls and flowers, English School, circa 1770-1775, the gold cagework mounts chased with scrolls, flowers and angels' heads at corners, containing four gold-mounted glass scent bottles, diamond thumbpiece, prestige marks, Dutch control mark (1853-1906)

Provenance

With paper label reading 'The Fulford collection, V. 33'

Catalogue Note

Frank Harris Fulford (1868-1943) was in his early thirties when he arrived in Leeds in 1902 from Canada with his wife and children. He set up a hugely popular business in patent medicine, whose incredible success was achieved through door-to-door leafleting, free gifts and blanket advertising in the popular press. Frank was also a talented violinist and a discerning collector of pictures, gold snuff boxes, enamel needle-cases and Chinese jades.
In 1912, he was a founder member and sponsor of the Leeds Art Collection Fund, and later was a generous donor to Temple Newsam House. In 1939 he provided a magnificent set of furniture for the drawing room and also gave some of his gold boxes for display. He died in 1943, aged 75.
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