French 19th-century Enamel "Hunting" Box
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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Enamel: Pre 1900: item # 982555
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STUDIO ANTIQUES & FINE ART, INC.
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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Most likely French, 19th century. The image of an Englishman hunting with a hound was a common image on enamel boxes, especially snuff boxes of the eighteenth century. However, this box clearly dates to the late nineteenth century. The lug and ribbed banding on the metal hinge, as well as the completely hand painted nature of the lid identify this box as a nineteenth century creation.
Very good condition. Small scratch to lid.