• 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 53

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

    CIRCA 1770, THE MOUNT WITH A HALLMARK

    Price Realised  

    A GILT-METAL MOUNTED MEISSEN PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX AND COVER
    CIRCA 1770, THE MOUNT WITH A HALLMARK
    Painted with garlands of flowers radiating like spokes of a wheel from the center of the top of the box, extending down the sides and across the bottom of the box to join together in the center, the interior of the cover with a still-life of flowers spilling from a basket being overturned by the mischevious parrot at the left
    4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Antiquitäten Metz, Heidelberg, 27 March 1999, lot 141.