My post on 13-8-2018 re enamel top cigarette box.
I have discovered some information at the Wallace collection,that I feel may give me some clues about the top of my box.
The hanging images by Jacques Charlier are in the same style and size of my box(watercolour on ivory).Charlier is said to have worked with Boucher (that we thought the images were after)
While in Venice I came across a similar enamel plaque on a box that the owner said used to be a hanging plaque before it was put on the box.
It now seems to me that these enamel plaques are older than the boxes they are in and may be mine was once a hanging plaque as well.
It is still a mystery where these plaques were made.As the Charlier (1706-1790) paintings were done so early it seems strange that the enamel plaques would be done so long after 1900-1930. and not closer to the originals 1830-1880 as an example.