An important gilt-metal-mounted Ellwangen snuff-box with a portrait of Fürstprobst Anton Ignaz Josef Graf von Fugger, circa 1758-59
Lot 36
An important Ellwangen or Schrezheim gilt-metal-mounted oval snuff box with a portrait of Fürstprobst Anton Ignaz Josef Graf von Fugger, circa 1769
Sold for £52,800 (US$ 88,747) inc. premium
Lot Details
An important Ellwangen or Schrezheim gilt-metal-mounted oval snuff box with a portrait of Fürstprobst Anton Ignaz Josef Graf von Fugger, circa 1769
Of flared oval form moulded with a basketwork ground reserved with four scroll-edged cartouches heightened in gilding on the box, and a large cartouche on the cover, the box with four landscape scenes including buildings and figures, the base with a similar scene and the cover with a view of Ellwangen, the inside cover superbly painted by Johann Andreas Bechdolff with a half-length portrait of Anton Ignaz Josef Graf Fugger zu Kirchberg und Wiessenhorn, 7.9cm across; 5.2cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Dr. Paul von Ostermann Collection, Darmstadt / Munich, by 1909;
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 17 June 1986, lot 274

    Literature:
    Hofmann 1909, p. 47, no. 125;
    Braun 1910, pp. 12-24;
    Pazaurek 1925, II, pp. 395-396, ill. 368;
    Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985, no. 315;
    Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 71;
    Rothmaier / Veit 2008, no. 30, cover illustration

    Exhibited:
    Munich, Bavarian National Museum, Altes Bayerisches Porzellan, 25 July-20 September 1909;
    Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1986-2003;
    London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
    Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010
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