• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 194

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

    CIRCA 1760-70, THE MOUNT PROBABLY CONTEMPORARY

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    A MEISSEN GILT-METAL-MOUNTED RECTANGULAR SNUFF-BOX AND COVER
    CIRCA 1760-70, THE MOUNT PROBABLY CONTEMPORARY
    Each facet painted with satirical animal subjects in landscape vignettes including a drunken hog, courting monkeys and a lamb dressed as a shepherd, within scroll-moulded cartouches, the mount flanked by puce scale-pattern borders, the interior of the hinged cover painted with a hound dressed as a huntsman playing a fiddle before dancing hares in a landscape, the mount with husks and gadroons and centred by a shell thumbpiece (two small chips to footrim, slight scratching to footrim, small flat chip to upper rim of box)
    3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) x 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) overall


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN