• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 34

    A SILVER-GILT MOUNTED FÜRSTENBURG PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX AND COVER

    CIRCA 1760, THE MOUNT WITH FRENCH IMPORT MARKS FOR 1864-1893

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    A SILVER-GILT MOUNTED FÜRSTENBURG PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX AND COVER
    CIRCA 1760, the mount with French import marks for 1864-1893
    Painted in the style of François Boucher with gallants and companions or with shepherds and shepherdesses in landscapes vignettes within rocaille-molded cartouches enriched in a similar palette, the interior of the cover with a shepherd and companion in an Arcadian landscape attended by putti and sheep, possibly Daphnis and Chloe
    1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) high; 3 in. (7.6 cm.) wide


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