Bilston enamel etui with portrait of Mrs Brooks C1770

Bilston enamel etui with portrait of Mrs Brooks C1770

Code: E0328

Dimensions:

W: 3.7cm (1.5")H: 9.5cm (3.7")D: 1.5cm (0.6")

£1,700.00 Approx $2338.38, €1990.63
 

Unusual green/blue enamel-ground etui decorated with floral vignettes on the lid, reverse and top.  The centre has a hand-coloured portait of a pretty lady, probably the reknowned actress of the period, Mrs Brooks, in a blue hat and cloak with orange dress and bow around her neck.  The decorative copper-gilt mount hinges open to reveal its contents: gilded folding fruit knife, pencil, combined ear scoop and toothpic, scissors, ivory note pad, steel tweezers and scoop and bodkin.  Bilston C1770.