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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 158

    A SILVER-MOUNTED MENNECY SNUFF-BOX AND COVER

    CIRCA 1756, THE MOUNTS WITH THE DECHARGE PROBABLY OF ELOY BRICHARD, PARIS 1756-62, THE COVER WITH LATER DUTCH CONTROL MARK

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    A SILVER-MOUNTED MENNECY SNUFF-BOX AND COVER
    CIRCA 1756, THE MOUNTS WITH THE DECHARGE PROBABLY OF ELOY BRICHARD, PARIS 1756-62, THE COVER WITH LATER DUTCH CONTROL MARK
    Modeled as a recumbent sphinx with puce-flowered saddle cloth edged with yellow fringe and tassels on a grassy mound, the cover molded on the exterior and painted inside and out with bouquets
    2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high; 2½ in. (6.4 cm.) long


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    For the example in the collection of the musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, see Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Porzellandosen des 18.Jahrhunderts, Munich, 1985, cat. no. 432.

    Provenance

    The Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection; Christie's, New York, 21-22 March 1991, lot 455.
    By descent to the present owner.