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Four European enamel boxes


PERIOD: 18th century

Four European enamel boxes fourth quarter 18th/19th century Comprising English rectangular box decorated in grisaille with putti engaged in various pursuits, length 3 1/4in; English oval patch box the cover inscribed Always social, kind & free, my friend & I will ever be, length 1 1/2in; English oval enamel patch or 'motto' box printed with two birds, inscribed A trifle from Falmouth, length 1 1/2in and a Continental oval snuff box, probably Samson of Paris, depicting two birds perched in a nest, inscribed Esteem the giver, length 1 1/2in

PRIX: $700