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    Sale 5364

    Christie's Interiors

    2 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 296

    A CHANTILLY PORCELAIN GILT-METAL MOUNTED KAKIEMON SNUFF-BOX

    CIRCA 1740-50

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    A CHANTILLY PORCELAIN GILT-METAL MOUNTED KAKIEMON SNUFF-BOX
    CIRCA 1740-50
    Of lobed form moulded with three bands converging at the centre of the cover, painted with trailing Oriental flowering plants, the raised bands with pendant flowers and foliage and edged with double iron-red lines, the interior with an exotic plant and two insects in flight
    2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) wide


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    Cf. Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Boites en Porcelaine des manufactures europennes au 18e sicle (Fribourg, 1985), p. 462, no. 401 for a similar example, and also see Beauchamp-Markowsky's catalogue of boxes on loan to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Collection of 18th Century Porcelain Boxes (1988), p. 158, no. 86 for the same box.

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