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    Sale 7731

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

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 66

    A MEISSEN PORCELAIN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED DARK-BLUE GROUND CARTOUCHE-SHAPED SNUFF-BOX

    CIRCA 1740-50, THE MOUNTS PROBABLY CONTEMPORARY

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    A MEISSEN PORCELAIN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED DARK-BLUE GROUND CARTOUCHE-SHAPED SNUFF-BOX
    CIRCA 1740-50, THE MOUNTS PROBABLY CONTEMPORARY
    Painted with flower and fruit pickers, the cover with a gallant and companion in a park landscape, within gilt quatrefoil cartouches issuing gilt scrolls, divided on the sides by gilt lines, the interior of the cover painted with a bare-breasted shepherdess in a landscape, the interior richly-gilt (slight flaking to enamels at edge of the interior cover, some patches of wear to gilt interior, and restouching to gilt scrolls and lines)
    2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) wide overall


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