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    Sale 7731

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

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 67

    A MEISSEN PORCELAIN RECTANGULAR GOLD-MOUNTED SNUFF-BOX

    CIRCA 1755, THE MOUNT WITH CONTROL MARK FOR 1819-1838

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    A MEISSEN PORCELAIN RECTANGULAR GOLD-MOUNTED SNUFF-BOX
    CIRCA 1755, THE MOUNT WITH CONTROL MARK FOR 1819-1838
    With canted corners, painted with groups of scantily-draped putti picking flowers, grapes, sharpening arrows and playing with caged birds, the interior of the cover with a similar scene of putti seated on rockwork beside a basket of flowers in a river landscape, the interior richly gilt (minute surface scratching)
    2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) wide overall


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    For a box of similar form and with similar mounts, see Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Boîtes en Porcelaine (Fribourg, 1985), p. 160, no. 117.

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