• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 3

    A GILT-METAL MOUNTED CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX AND COVER

    CIRCA 1775-1780, POSSIBLY LUDWIGSBURG OR FRANKENTHAL, THE MOUNT OF LATER DATE

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    A GILT-METAL MOUNTED CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX AND COVER
    CIRCA 1775-1780, POSSIBLY LUDWIGSBURG OR FRANKENTHAL, THE MOUNT OF LATER DATE
    The exterior cover and sides painted with fowl in landscape vignettes within a green diaper-pattern border edged with colorful rocaille scrolls, the interior of the cover with four similar birds on an earthy mound, a village in the background, red-painted inventory number '766' to the interior
    2 in. (5 cm.) high; 3½ in. (9 cm.) wide; 2¾ in. (7 cm.) deep


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    See Peter Lahnstein and Mechthild Landenberger, Das Ludwigsburger Porzellan aus seine Zeit, 1980, p. 93 for an engraving of Hausgeflügel or domestic birds by G. Fr. Riedel for use on porcelain, the birds very similar in spirit to those on the present box.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION