31 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,500
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
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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