• 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 93

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

    CIRCA 1765

    Price Realised  

    A GILT-METAL MOUNTED MEISSEN PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX AND COVER
    CIRCA 1765
    Of rectangular form with rounded notched angles, stipple-painted with Watteaumalerei, the cover with a gallant, companion and child in a landscape vignette emblematic of Matrimony, the interior of the cover with Harlequin, Colombine and possibly Mezzetin in a park, the sides and bottom with gallants and companions promenading or seated in landscape vignettes
    3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) wide


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