2 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 11,875
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
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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