• 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 82

    A SILVER-MOUNTED CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN BONBONNIERE AND COVER

    CIRCA 1780, PROBABLY COPENHAGEN

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER-MOUNTED CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN BONBONNIERE AND COVER
    CIRCA 1780, PROBABLY COPENHAGEN
    The cover as the head of a dog, the furry creature modeled with a dour expression, the top painted with a rooster, hen and duck in a landscape, its interior similarly with a turkey and two hens
    2¾ in. (6.4 cm.) high


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    See Property from the Collection of Margery and Victor Hansen; Christie's, New York, 20 May 2008, lot 71 for a similar box modeled as the head of a mastiff, the cover painted with domestic fowl similar to those on the present example.