03-06-2011 03-06-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2538B Boston
March 6, 2011 11:00 AMCalender

Four Enamel-decorated Boxes

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2538B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 06, 2011 11:00AM


Four Enamel-decorated Boxes, England and/or France, 19th century, two small enameled copper oval snuff boxes with hinged lids, one with en grisaille bird on nest inscibed "Efteem the GIVER," on a pink enameled base; one depicting a garden planter inscribed "A Pledge of Love," on a pastel green enamel base; a rectangular enameled pottery box with an angler painted on the cover, the sides ornamented with flowers; and an enameled porcelain oval box with chinoiserie figures painted on the cover, sides, base and interior cover, on a pink ground, marked "DV" in pink on the base, (imperfections), ht. 7/8-2 in.
Estimate $200-400

All the boxes but the small pink oval box, with the brass mounting on lids loose from the base, they need to be reattatched). The rectangular box has a large chip on lower left front corner.


France, United Kingdom, DV