№ 3058

Silk letter case with medaillon The Cupid Seller by Wedgwood

The scene The Cupid Seller (La marchande d’amours) is derived from an ancient Roman wall painting, discovered in Herculaneum in 1759. The sentimental subject became popular with European artists and was copied in painting, Wedgwood ceramic and engraving.
Uk, late 18th C