24 November 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 12,500
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000
A SILVER-MOUNTED MEISSEN PORCELAIN BOMBÉ OVAL CHINOISERIE SNUFFBOX AND COVER
THE PORCELAIN POSSIBLY 18TH CENTURY, SPURIOUS BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO THE INTERIOR, THE DECORATION POST 1802
The top and sides finely painted in the style of J.G. Höroldt with Chinoiserie vignettes of court figures at leisure pursuits likely based on drawings from the Schulz Codex and supported on gilt strapwork brackets enriched in black, the bottom similarly painted in Purpurmalerei within a gilt vine surround, the interior of the cover edge-to-edge with figures making and taking tea beneath a pink drapery swag
1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) high; 2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) wide
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See Barbara Beauchamp-Markowsky, Porzellandosen des 18. Jahrhunderts, Munich, 1985, nos. 9 and 11 for other Meissen Chinoiserie boxes painted with some of the same figures taken from the Schulz Codex found on the present example.
Jacob Goldschmidt, Landhaus Goldschmidt, Berlin.
By descent through the family; Christie's, New York, 26 October 1995, lot 3 (as Meissen, circa 1730).
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