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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 160

    A GILT-COPPER MOUNTED SAINT-CLOUD WHITE SNUFF-BOX AND COVER

    CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    A GILT-COPPER MOUNTED SAINT-CLOUD WHITE SNUFF-BOX AND COVER
    CIRCA 1740
    Formed as a seated figure of Putai, his robes molded allover with flowering branches, a pagoda and palm tree, a fly on his bare chest, the cover with a pagoda and prunus spray, the interior undecorated
    2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high; 2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm.) long


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    For another example of the form painted in colors rather than molded with Chinoiserie decoration, see Barbara Beauchamp-Markowsky, Pozellandoesn des 18.Jahrhunderts, Munich, 1985, cat. no. 395 and cat. no. 398 for a white box as a horse but with similar molded decoration.

    Provenance

    The Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection; Christie's, New York, 21-22 March 1991, lot 373.
    By descent to the present owner.