A Meissen etui in fitted case
Lot 172Y
A Meissen etui or nescessaire, circa 1750-55
£1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,500 - 3,400
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A Meissen etui or nescessaire, circa 1750-55
Decorated in two-tone auburn camaieu with a scene after Lancret and others, the hinged mounts in vari-colured gold, chased with lemon-gold foliate flourishes on a rose gold linear ground, the fitted interior with scissors, earpick, pencil holder, bodkin and ivory writing slip, in a fitted contemporary leather case, probably French, 11cm high, 4cm wide (2)


  • The source for the central scene on the front is most likely the print 'Les Amours du Bocage' engraved by Nicolas de Larmessin after Nicolas Lancret's celebrated work The Bird Cage painted in 1735, which is now in the collection of the Alte Pinakothek Museum, Munich.
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  1. Nette Megens
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