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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 165

    A SILVER-MOUNTED SAINT-CLOUD CHINOISERIE SNUFF BOX AND COVER

    CIRCA 1740, THE MOUNTS WITH PARIS DESCHARGE MARK FOR LOUIS ROBIN, 1738-1744

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER-MOUNTED SAINT-CLOUD CHINOISERIE SNUFF BOX AND COVER
    CIRCA 1740, THE MOUNTS WITH PARIS DESCHARGE MARK FOR LOUIS ROBIN, 1738-1744
    Modeled as a recumbent cat with black and brown markings and bright green eyes, the interior and exterior of the hinged bottom painted with Chinoiserie vignettes
    2¾ in. (7 cm.) long


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    For a similar box in the collection of Le musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, typical of the snuff boxes in the form of a variety of animals produced at the factory circa 1730-1740, see Bertrand Randot, ed., Discovering the Secrets of Soft-Paste Porcelain at the Saint-Cloud Manufactory, ca. 1690-1766, New Haven, 1999, p. 239, no. 198.

    Saleroom Notice

    This lot will be sold without reserve


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARJORY AND VICTOR HANSEN