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    Sale 2172

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Tapestries and Oriental Carpets

    9 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 84

    A GILT-COPPER MOUNTED MEISSEN RECTANGULAR SNUFF-BOX AND COVER

    CIRCA 1755, THE PAINTING POSSIBLY BY ISAAK JACOB CLAUCE

    Price Realised  

    A GILT-COPPER MOUNTED MEISSEN RECTANGULAR SNUFF-BOX AND COVER
    CIRCA 1755, THE PAINTING POSSIBLY BY ISAAK JACOB CLAUCE
    Each exterior panel and the interior of the cover finely painted with vignettes of a stag hunt, the mount chased with flowers and rocaille shell scrolls
    2¾ in. (7 cm.) long


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    See Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Porzellandosen des 18.Jahrhunderts, Munich, 1985, cat. nos. 60-67 for similarly decorated snuff boxes. The attribution to the painter Isaak Jacob Clauce is based on a comparison with cat. no. 66, in particular the treatment of the tree branches. The interior cover mount is similarly crimped on both boxes.

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