A miniature enamel gold-mounted cornelian flagon, mid 17th Century.

The mounts and scrolling handle of this exquisite little piece are decorated with green and black enamel on a white ground; the lid is hinged, 4.5cm high.

The flagon was part of a vast bequest from Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire (1619-1689), to her daughter Anne, Countess of Exeter (1649-1703), which is recorded in an inventory known as the 1690 Devonshire Schedule, or Deed of Gift.

Listed under: ‘Cornelian Coralls Garnetts and other Stones’ appears ‘A Little Cornelian fflagon set with Gold Enamel’d.’


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