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ANTIQUE GEORGE III TORTOISESHELL ORMOLU AND ENAMEL SNUFF BOX
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AN EXTREMELY RARE GEORGE III ROCOCO PRESSED TORTOISESHELL ORMOLU AND BILSTON OR BATTERSEA ENAMEL SNUFF BOX
Stock Number: GD1504/514
This exceptional George III rococo pressed tortoiseshell snuff box is decorated all over with C scrolls and trailing flowers over a base decoration of four brick edged triangles, the thumb piece is in the form of a scrolling shell pattern, while the scalloped hinge is beautifully made, inside the lid of the box is a superb piece of English enamel with spandrel finishing in each of the corners.
The scene is English pastoral with a milkmaid milking a cow while sheep lay down around her and a man standing to one side takes a drink. She is by a lake and weir with a rocky outcrop to her left, in the distance is another cow and more sheep while further up river is a fisherman fishing with rod and line with a house on the opposite bank, with exceptional quality painting of incredible detail.