A silver-gilt-mounted Meissen underglaze-blue-ground snuff box circa 1730-35
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A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted underglaze-blue-ground snuff box, circa 1740
Sold for £32,400 (US$ 54,458) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted underglaze-blue-ground snuff box, circa 1740
Cartouche-shaped, the sides reserved with four oval panels painted with chinoiserie scenes within gilt scrollwork borders, the corners with, at the front, gilt foliage, and scrollwork at the rear, the cover similarly decorated, reserved with a band of indianische Blumen, the base painted with a chinoiserie scene, the inside cover painted with a bust of a bearded man wearing a turban and scattered insects, within a brown-edged quatrelobe reserve against a burnished gilt ground, the box interior with a burnished gilt ground, 7.6cm across; 3.9cm high (minor wear)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Joseph 1977, ill. 4;
    Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985, no. 26;
    Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 7

    Exhibited:
    London, Victoria & Albert Museum, British Antiques Dealers' Association, Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition, 29 April-12 May 1968;
    Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1972-2003;
    London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
    Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010
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