Very rare and pretty large round ribbed enamel box, the white-ground is decorated with roses and forget-me-nots and the center bears a flaming heart.
The copper-gilt mounts hinge open to reveal a painting on the inner lid of a pug seated on a blue cushion with a pink bow tied around its neck. He is beautifully hand-painted. The pink ribbon on a pug can often refer to a secret society of the time.
Date -Germany 1765.
Measures- Height 4cm (1.6"), Width 8cm (3.1"), Diameter 8cm (3.1").
Condition - some crazing lines but no cracks.
Georgian Enamel Pug Patch Box / Bonbonniere
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