21 November 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,000
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
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.
The Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection; Christie's, New York, 21-22 March 1991, lot 455.
By descent to the present owner.
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