ANTIQUE SEVRES STYLE GILT METAL MOUNTED HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN BOX SIGNED LAUQUE. A very decorative late 19th Century. Gilt-metal mounted Sevres style cobalt blue ground box with hinged lid of large proportions, the hand painted panel to the lid signed Lauque. Of oval shape, the top panel is painted with figures in 18th Century dress, the child chasing chickens in an exterior landscape, within a gilt foliate scroll surround.The front and back panels are painted with landscapes, the interior painted with loose bouquets and sprigs of flowers. The lid is set within a gilt metal mount with rope twist border and cartouche shaped catch, the box with. Spurious gilt interlaced L mark to the base with the letters B and A. Height: 7.3 cm or 2 7/8 inches. Width: 13.3 cm or 5 1/4 inches.
In good condition, with w. Ear to the gilt and the base as expected. A good restoration to a crack through the centre of the lid. Please see the images provided which complement this description.
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