A Meissen gold-mounted purple-mosaic-ground oval snuff-box, circa 1750

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Lot 12
A Meissen gold-mounted purple-mosaic-ground oval snuff-box, circa 1750

Sold for £ 12,000 (US$ 16,011) inc. premium
A Meissen gold-mounted purple-mosaic-ground oval snuff-box, circa 1750
Each side reserved with a coloured rocaille cartouche enclosing a Watteauesque scene of elegant figures in park settings, the cover and base with similar scene, the mosaic ground embellished with gilt flower-heads, the inside cover with a seated gentleman playing the lute to a lady, with two lambs at their feet in a park setting, the gold mounts chased with foliate scrollwork, 6cm across; 4cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Alfred Joseph Collection, no. 1269

    Literature:
    Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985, no. 89;
    Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 25

    Exhibited:
    Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1972-2003;
    London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
    Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010
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A Meissen gold-mounted purple-mosaic-ground oval snuff-box, circa 1750
A Meissen gold-mounted purple-mosaic-ground oval snuff-box, circa 1750
A Meissen gold-mounted purple-mosaic-ground oval snuff-box, circa 1750
A Meissen gold-mounted purple-mosaic-ground oval snuff-box, circa 1750
A Meissen gold-mounted purple-mosaic-ground oval snuff-box, circa 1750
A Meissen gold-mounted purple-mosaic-ground oval snuff-box, circa 1750
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