• 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 33

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

    CIRCA 1760, POSSIBLY BERLIN, THE MOUNTS WITH MARKS FOR STEPHEN ADAMS II, LONDON, 1821

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER-GILT MOUNTED GERMAN PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX AND COVER
    CIRCA 1760, POSSIBLY BERLIN, THE MOUNTS WITH MARKS FOR STEPHEN ADAMS II, LONDON, 1821
    Painted with vignettes of figures by classical ruins reserved within rocaille cartouches, the interior of the cover with two barefoot maidens attended by Cupid and a baby triton by the banks of a river, their suitors spying on them from the bushes at the left, a town in the background
    3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) wide


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