798
798
A three-colour gold and enamel snuff box, probably 19th century in earlier taste
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
798
A three-colour gold and enamel snuff box, probably 19th century in earlier taste
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A three-colour gold and enamel snuff box, probably 19th century in earlier taste
oval, the lid applied with an enamel plaque representing an allegory of pintura, flanked by a putto, within a chased floral frame and diaper pattern engine turning, within a white and blue enamel garland border between roses on a sablé ground, repeated on the sides and base, French prestige marks, including maker's mark purporting to be that of Pierre Pleyard, charge and export discharge of Jean Baptiste Fouache, date letter L, in a later green leather case
Quantity: 2
6.7cm., 2 5/8 in. wide
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Provenance

With a label inscribed 'The Fulford collection, nr. B.85'

Catalogue Note

This snuff box was formerly in the collection of the Canadian-born entrepreneur and businessman Frank Harris Fulford (1868-1943). Born in 1868, Fulford was educated in Leipzig and began a career as a music dealer in Brockville in Eastern Ontario. In 1902, he moved to Leeds, the adopted home of his younger brother Charles, who had founded C. E. Fulford Limited in 1899, a company specialising in patent medicines. After the sudden death of Charles in 1906, Frank Fulford took over the business. He was one of the founding members of the Leeds Arts Collection Fund and collected chamber music manuscripts, as well as gold boxes and rare Chinese jade. In 1939, he donated large parts of this magnificent collection to Temple Newsam House in Leeds.

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