A antique serpentine shaped Porcelain Snuff Box, with hand painted decoration and thickly applied gilt on a green ground. Its gilt brass mounted, hinged cover is decorated with a beautiful hand painted Wattaeu scene, showing two lovers seated in a landscape setting - It is signed P ROCHE.It has a further landscape scene at its front and beautiful hand painted floral sprays to all surfaces of its interior. Its domed cover snaps shut with a satisfying sound and is held closed with a clam shell shaped catch. It measures 3 5/8" or 92 mm wide x 2 1/2" or 64 mm deep x 1 7/8 or 48 mm high.
It dates to 18th century is in good condition for its age, with no damage to the porcelain and expected wear to the gilding of its brass mounts. Please enlarge photo's which show this beautiful antique box from all angles.The item "ANTIQUE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOX SERPENTINE SHAPE SIGNED HAND PAINTED WATTEAU LOVERS" is in sale since Saturday, November 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Tobacciana & Smoking Supplies\Snuff Boxes". The seller is "pmjc2000" and is located in Southsea. This item can be shipped worldwide.