A Meissen gilt-metal-mounted oval double snuffbox, circa 1765
Lot 79*
A Meissen gilt-metal-mounted oval double snuffbox, circa 1765
£5,000 - 7,000
US$ 8,400 - 12,000
Lot Details
A Meissen gilt-metal-mounted oval double snuffbox, circa 1765
The covers and each side painted with a scene depicting elegant figures in palace gardens between moulded scrollwork borders, the inside covers with similar scenes, the gilt-metal mounts hinged on opposite sides, 7.4cm wide; 6.3cm high

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Ultich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 118

    A similar snuff box was in the C.H. Fischer Collection, Dresden, sold by J.M. Heberle, Cologne, 22-25 October 1906, lot 598. Another in the collection of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, is illustrated by B. Beaucamp-Markowsky, Porzellandosen (1985), no. 166.
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