• 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 51

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

    CIRCA 1750, THE DECORATION ON THE INTERIOR OF THE BOX POSSIBLY OF LATER DATE

    Price Realised  

    A GILT-METAL MOUNTED MEISSEN PORCELAIN ALTOZIER-MOLDED SNUFF-BOX AND COVER
    CIRCA 1750, THE DECORATION ON THE INTERIOR OF THE BOX POSSIBLY OF LATER DATE
    Of bombé rectangular form, painted with scattered loose bouquets and sprigs of deutsche Blumen, the interior of the cover after an engraving by Johann Wilhelm Baur with fashionable couples promenading in the gardens of a castle at the shore of a lake or river, the town in the background, the mount engraved with waves and shells, the interior of the box gilt
    1½ in. (3.8 cm.) high; 3 in. (7.7 cm.) wide


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