THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
TWO ENGLISH ENAMEL SNUFF BOXES, CIRCA 1760-65
the first painted with a youth entreating a woman in a classical landscape after Lancret's Autumn, engraved by J. Simon, the sides with figures in landscapes; the second painted with two girls and a fortune teller based on La Belle Aventureby F. Boucher, engraved by P. Aveline, the sides with figures in landscapes
lengths approx 3 in.
Both with some surface cracks; the first with small loss to back left corner near hinge; the second with repairs to gilt scrolls on cover, small enamel loss to back below hinge.
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South Kensington Museum, Loan Exhibition of Enamels, 1874, no. 327 (also with label 927) (box with fortune teller)