An extremely rare silver-gilt-mounted Meissen red-ground circular snuff box circa 1735-40
Lot 4
An extremely rare Meissen silver-gilt-mounted red-ground circular snuff box circa 1735-40
Sold for £40,800 (US$ 68,512) inc. premium
Lot Details
An extremely rare Meissen silver-gilt-mounted red-ground circular snuff box
circa 1735-40
Painted on each side, the base and cover with a 'contour' chinoiserie scene depicting figures engaged in various amusing pursuits, within a shaped, gilt-edged quatrelobe reserve, the inside cover with a similar scene, the interior gilt, the mount applied with a scroll thumbpiece, 6cm diam.; 4cm high (wear to edge of base)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale, Christie's Geneva, 12 November 1976, lot 161;
    Anon. sale, Christie's Geneva, 9 November 1987, lot 69

    Literatue:
    Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 9

    Exhibited:
    Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1987-2003;
    London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
    Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010
Activities
Contacts
  1. Customer Services (UK)
    Customer Services
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7447 7447
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7401
  2. Porcelain (UK)
    General Enquiries
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7468 8243
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 8252
  3. Shipping (UK)
    Logistics - Shipping
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7468 8302
    FaxFax: + 44 20 7629 9673