|Snuff-box in the form of a cat.|
Mennecy, France, c. 1756
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Here we see a snuff-box and cover of soft-paste porcelain. This rather small, unusual figural piece is painted with enamels and with a hinged silver mount. It takes the form of a cat with three kittens. The whole of the interior of the case is enameled with flowers.
We don’t know too much about this snuff-box except that it was made in Mennecy, France between 1756 and 1762 by a staff worker at the Mennecy Porcelain Factory.