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Snuffbox in the shape of a resting Shepherd
Soft-paste porcelain with silver mounts, the top decorated with a figure of a shepherd and dog on a bank.
Creamy-white moulded and glazed soft-paste porcelain mounted in silver. Oval with a flat oval base decorated in low relief with a plant with three flowers growing out of a bank of ferns mounted in silver with a thumbpiece at the front, hinged at the back to the snuff container in the form of an oval mound with a three-dimensional shepherd reclining on the top, resting his head on his right hand, and in low relief in front of him, a crook, and a dog. Round the lower edges there are stylilized flowers on twigs.
History note: Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Hon. Keeper of Ceramics, Bournemouth
Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson
Height: 6.3 cm
Length: 7.3 cm
Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs
18th Century, Mid
1738 - 1744
Saint-Cloud made boxes were made in a wide variety of shapes apart from the classic circular, oval, rectangular and bombé forms of gold or silver boxes. Some were moulded in the form of animals, or Oriental or European figures, and others in the form of a bank with a figure reclining on thetop, like this one. They were provided with silver mounts to ensure a close fit for the lid which formed the base. Where these bear the charge and/or discharge mark for the current sous-fermier, the marks provide a seven year date range for the completion of the box. Many bear the marks for 1732-8, 1738-44 or 1744-50, and may occasionally have other marks..
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