A Meissen box with lady and gentleman circa 1730-35
Lot 3
A Meissen gold-mounted snuff box, circa 1735-40
Sold for £31,200 (US$ 52,441) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Meissen gold-mounted snuff box, circa 1735-40
Decorated with three miniature chinoiserie scenes at the front, each within a gilt scrollwork and Böttger lustre cartouche, the sides and back with similar, wider cartouches, the cover with chinoiserie figures and flowering branches on a gilt scrollwork pedestal enclosing Böttger lustre, trellis panels and an oval purple monochrome landscape vignette, the base with a large chinoiserie vignette within a moulded border with a gilt line inside and a gilt border outside, the inside cover with a scene of a man embracing a lady seated at a dressing table within a gilt frame, the box interior gilt, 7.5cm wide, (small restored chip to rear left corner of outside of cover)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Joseph 1977, ills. 6-8;
    Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 8

    Exhibited:
    Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, c. 1977-2003;
    London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
    Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010
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