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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 236

    A MEISSEN ORMOLU-MOUNTED CIRCULAR SNUFF-BOX COVER

    CIRCA 1750, THE ORMOLU MOUNTS LATER

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    A MEISSEN ORMOLU-MOUNTED CIRCULAR SNUFF-BOX COVER
    CIRCA 1750, THE ORMOLU MOUNTS LATER
    Painted with a half-length portrait of a lady in a purple dress with slashed sleeves edged in white lace, her hair dressed with flowers, holding a puppy wearing a yellow dress and gilt necklace, the convex reverse painted in sepia with Apollo and Daphne on a pale-pink ground, the reeded circular frame moulded and chased with flowers and foliage to the top and bottom, the reverse with a ring for suspension
    5½ in. (13.7 cm.) high overall


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