• 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 94

    A SILVER-MOUNTED MEISSEN PORCELAIN PUCE-MOSAÏK SNUFFBOX AND COVER

    CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER-MOUNTED MEISSEN PORCELAIN PUCE-MOSAÏK SNUFFBOX AND COVER
    CIRCA 1760
    Shell-shape, painted with Watteaumalerei figures in park landscapes within colored rococo C-scroll cartouches, the interior of the cover with a Commedia dell'Arte scene with Harlequin spying on an amorous couple seated on a monument
    3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) wide


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    For similar examples, see Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Boîtes en Porcelaine, no. 89, and another example sold Christie's, Geneva, 9 November 1987, lot 68; also the rectangular example sold Sotheby's, London, 8 June 1999, lot 126.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, Geneva, 14 November 1988, lot 46.