Repousse Enamel Etui
£2,700.00 Approx $3288.67, €3057.76
W: 4.5cm (1.8")H: 9.5cm (3.7")D: 2.3cm (0.9")
Unusual enamel tapering stand-up etui. The white enamel ground is decorated with yellow swags and bianco sopra bianco decoration on the sides. The front and back have repoussed figures and birds depicting a shepherdess with a lamb on her lap and a spaniel by her feet above which is a moulded bird sitting amongst fruit. The back is of a gent in a purple cape trying to woo a reticent lady and 2 birds above. The decorative copper-gilt metalwork hinges open to reveal the etui's contents: scissors, folding fruit knife, dividers, snuff spoon, combined ear and toothpick, bodkin, pencil, tweezers and file and an ivory aide memoire. Bilston C1770.