• 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 45

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

    CIRCA 1745-1750, THE GILDING PROBABLY OF LATER DATE

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    A GILT-METAL MOUNTED MEISSEN PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX AND COVER
    CIRCA 1745-1750, THE GILDING PROBABLY OF LATER DATE
    Of bombé rectangular form, the top molded with Venus reclining in a chariot pulled by doves and attended by Cupid and other putti, the sides and bottom molded with other amorous mythological scenes, the interior stipple-painted with Ceres and putti in clouds
    1½ in. (3.8 cm.) high; 3½ in. (8.9 cm.) wide


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    See Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Porzellandosen des 18.Jahrhunderts, Munich, 1985, p. 197, no. 152 for another similarly molded but decorated in the reverse, the ground enriched in gilt, the molded decoration left in the white.

    Provenance

    The Estate of Giuseppe Rossi; Sotheby's, London, 12 March 1999, lot 375.


    Saleroom Notice

    Cf. Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Porzellandosen des 18.Jahrhunderts, no. 152.