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    Sale 7731

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

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 64

    A MEISSEN PORCELAIN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED SNUFF-BOX

    CIRCA 1735-40

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MEISSEN PORCELAIN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED SNUFF-BOX
    CIRCA 1735-40
    Of shaped rectangular form, the sides painted with a continuous scene with merchants on a shore by packages and cargo before ships and buildings on distant islands, between Gitterwerk borders divided by moulded white scrolls at the corners and a large central lambrequin, the base with figures on a shore, the cover with figures on horseback before camels and a moored galleon within a similar border, the cover interior with a port with figures in canopied barges within a brown line and gilt band border, the box interior richly gilt (slight wear to base and gilt border)
    3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm. wide)


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    See the snuff-box of similar form sold by Christie's Geneva on 9 May 1983, lot 96.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN