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A MEISSEN GOLD-MOUNTED K.P.M. SNUFF-BOX AND COVER of oval bombé form, the exterior of the cover painted with a bust of Athena resting on a plinth, the interior with another warrior with a plumed helmet within an ogival cartouche on a gilt ground, the exterior with chinoiserie figures on a terrace, taking tea, with a child and before a brazier, the underside with green mosaic within a Böttger lustre band, the interior richly gilt, contemporary gold mount (slight rubbing to base and either side), blue K.P.M. above crossed swords mark visible through the gilding, circa 1730

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A MEISSEN GOLD-MOUNTED K.P.M. SNUFF-BOX AND COVER of oval bombé form, the exterior of the cover painted with a bust of Athena resting on a plinth, the interior with another warrior with a plumed helmet within an ogival cartouche on a gilt ground, the exterior with chinoiserie figures on a terrace, taking tea, with a child and before a brazier, the underside with green mosaic within a Böttger lustre band, the interior richly gilt, contemporary gold mount (slight rubbing to base and either side), blue K.P.M. above crossed swords mark visible through the gilding, circa 1730
6.5cm. wide
Literature
Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, op. cit., p. 40, no. 14

Lot Essay

The chinoiserie scene on the front of the box is taken from a sketch in the Schulz-Codex (1978), sheet no. 70. For other examples decorated with portraits in this manner see Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, ibid., nos. 26 and 95
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