Rare St James’s Bonbonniere Modelled as a Woman Sitting on a Grass Mound
A rare St James’s bonbonniere modelled as a woman sitting on a grass mound, with a blue scarf around her shoulder, in her left hand she holds a dove and in her right hand she is holding a Cupid who also holds a dove, gilt metal mount to the hardstone lid with the motto in gold on white enamel. MON BONHEUR VOTRE AMITIE FAIT.
Length 1.6 ins. (4.0 cms.)
A similar bonbonniere is illustrated in G. E. Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys, pl.46, no.158. The example he illustrates is from the Salting Collection. He doesn’t list any other known examples.
Stock No. 1921