A Meissen scent flask circa 1735
Lot 27*
A Meissen scent flask, circa 1735
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 5,000 - 8,400
Lot Details
A Meissen scent flask, circa 1735
Of flattened octagonal form, painted on each side with a chinoiserie vignette on a scrollwork bracket, and a similar narrow bracket with a single figure to the narrow sides, formal gilt borders, gilt-metal mount to the neck, 8cm high, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Property of the Viscount Boyd of Merton, sold by Christie's London, 6 December 2004, lot 418

    Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 50

    A similar Meissen scent flask is in the collection of the Duca di Martina Museum, Naples, inv. no. 2697.
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