2 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 23,750
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 10,000
A MEISSEN PORCELAIN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED SNUFF-BOX
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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