• 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 47

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

    CIRCA 1750-1760, FROM A MODEL BY J. J. KÄNDLER OF 1742

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    A GILT-METAL MOUNTED MEISSEN PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX AND COVER
    CIRCA 1750-1760, from a model by J. J. Kändler of 1742
    Of bombé rectangular form, the top molded with the portrait of Emperor Augustus centering a trophy emblematic of War, the sides with similar trophies, the interior of the cover painted with soldiers and a camp follower in a landscape
    1½ in. (3.8 cm.) high; 3½ in. (8.9 cm.) wide


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    For another similar in form and molding in the collection of the Kinstindustrimuseum, Copenhagen, see Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Porzellandosen des 18.Jahthunderts, Munich, 1985, p. 196, cat. no. 151.