• 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 36

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

    THE PORCELAIN POSSIBLY 18TH CENTURY, THE DECORATION POST 1802

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    A GILT-METAL MOUNTED MEISSEN PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX AND COVER
    THE PORCELAIN POSSIBLY 18TH CENTURY, THE DECORATION POST 1802
    Of serpentine shell shape, painted in the style of C.F. Herold, the cover, three-quarters of the shaped sides and the interior of the cover in colors with merchants and fashionable couples on the quayside with ships, the back with a rider in a landscape flanked by Purpurmalerei figures reserved within gilt Laub-und-Bandelwerk cartouches, the bottom similarly painted in purple with fashionable people in with a city harbor
    1 3/8 in. (3.7 cm.) high; 3 in. (7.6 cm.) wide


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