English enamel curtain tie-back brooch, C. 1780 - For Sale
English enamel curtain tie-back brooch, C. 1780
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Stock #: 1013176 Size: 4.5cm wide, 6.5 cm long
Price: AU$ 480.00
English enamel curtain tie-back plaque, printed & painted with a lady by a monument with the portrait of a gent, a laurel wreath below enclosing the inscription `Sacred to Freindship`, mounted in contemporary sterling silver as a brooch.
References: ref.English Painted Enamels p 144, where a page from a 1780 catalogue is illustrated with an example almost identical to this, alas of unknown origin.
Condition: stress cracks to face, small area restored