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FS29: Two Day Fine Art Sale

A Rare 18th Century English Enamel Rectangular Box of Theatrical Interest

Auction Lot FS29/795

A rare 18th century English enamel rectangular box of Theatrical interest probably Birmingham, with gilt-metal mounts, the cover decorated with a gentleman presenting a rose to a lady, the sides with figures in romantic landscapes, the base with birds and an overturned basket of fruit, all within rococo gilt borders, the underside of the cover with a portrait of the actress Mrs Brooks wearing a blue coat with a pink rose in her hat, 9 x 7cm [minor cracks].

A Rare 18th Century English Enamel Rectangular Box of Theatrical Interest (FS29/795) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 19th January 2016 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

A rare 18th century English enamel rectangular box of Theatrical interest probably Birmingham, with gilt-metal mounts, the cover decorated with a gentleman presenting a rose to a lady, the sides with figures in romantic landscapes, the base with birds and an overturned basket of fruit, all within rococo gilt borders, the underside of the cover with a portrait of the actress Mrs Brooks wearing a blue coat with a pink rose in her hat, 9 x 7cm [minor cracks].

Notes

Mrs Brooks was the wife of the engraver John Brooks who was made bankrupt in 1758. To support herself and their three children, Mrs Brooks became an actress. The source of the portrait was a mezzotint by Richard Houston after Thomas Worlidge.

Price Realised

£750

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Objet de Vertu

Sale Information

FS29: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 19th January 2016
Wednesday, 20th January 2016

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 12:30pm on Wednesday, 20th January 2016 as part of the Works of Art and Clocks section of the sale.

Contact

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Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100

Important Notes

Weights and measurements are approximate guidelines only, unless otherwise stated to the contrary.

Please note that we are unable to provide a wrapping, packing and despatch service ourselves, but we have negotiated preferential rates with Mailbox Etc.

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