Category: Miscellaneous
Date: Pre 16th Century
Date Description: Jennens & Bettridge Painted Tray


A fine early japanned papier mâché tray by Jennens & Bettridge. With a scalloped edge, the interior is beautifully painted in the 18th/early 19th century Romantic manner, a scene of the picturesque Kirkstall Abbey in West Yorkshire (beloved of artists such as Turner and Girtin). Gilding is used as highlight to emphasise the atmosphere of the scene, and to tie in the rich gilded floral decoration of the border. This superb example of Jennens & Bettridge's work is in great original condition for its age. There is minor flaking to the gilding on the main painting, and a repaired crack to the rim on the right hand side. Circa 1825

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