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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 77

    A GERMAN PORCELAIN GILT-METAL MOUNTED SNUFF-BOX

    CIRCA 1765, PROBABLY MEISSEN

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN PORCELAIN GILT-METAL MOUNTED SNUFF-BOX
    CIRCA 1765, PROBABLY MEISSEN
    Modelled as a reclining Saint or nun in a long brown habit and black veil, her hand resting on a book inscribed with a gilt C, on a white mound base, the underside painted with a similar figure resting on a grassy mound among foliage, the interior of the cover with an upturned basket of flowers including roses and carnations, the mount chased with a geometric pattern and moulded with flowers and foliage (slight scratching to underside)
    3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) wide


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