Silver gilt and enamel compact

Silver gilt and enamel compact. The lid decorated with a wonderfully hand painted picture of Gainsborough "Blue Boy". The Blue boy painting, painted in 1779, was perhaps Thomas Gainsboroughs most famous work, and was thought to be a painting of Jonathan Buttall (1752–1805), the son of a wealthy hardware merchant, although this has never been proven.The base of the compact with fine engine turned, blue enamel. With silver content mark 925. 60mm. Likely French, 20th century.

Stock Number: 5532

Price: £550

Availability: In Stock

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