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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 69

    A GILT-METAL MOUNTED MEISSEN SNUFF-BOX AND COVER

    CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GILT-METAL MOUNTED MEISSEN SNUFF-BOX AND COVER
    Circa 1750
    Of bombé rectangular form, painted with vignettes of elegant figures at the quayside or with travelers in landscapes with towns and mountains in the background, each with drapery or foliate scrolls, the interior of the cover with a similar scene of merchants in discussion before a palazzo on the shores of a busy harbor, a ship at the left, the interior of the box gilt
    2¾ in. (7 cm.) long


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    These scenes are possibly after engravings by Johann Wilhelm Baur (1607-1642).

    Provenance

    The Estate of Giuseppe Rossi; Sotheby's, London, 12 March 1999, lot 377.