An exceptionally fine papier-mâché tray in original condition, signed by the celebrated maker "Jennens and Bettridge". The finely gilded multi-serpentine frame surrounding a court interior with figures in period dress.
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ProvenanceJennens and Bettridge aka Aaron Jennens and T.H. Bettridge (fl. 1815-1864) were highly regarded for producing quality papier mâché wares. They acquired the workshops of Henry Clay, Japanner to George III and the Prince of Wales, in 1816. Their original premises were in Birmingham and they started a London branch at 3 West Halkin Street, Belgravia in 1837. Later offices were established in Paris and New York