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A MEISSEN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED CIRCULAR SNUFF-BOX AND COVER, the cover with raised circular boss moulded and painted with a dolphin within a gilt panel surrounded by indianische Blumen, the interior, sides and base painted with merchants on quaysides in Italianate landscapes, barrels, bales and sailing ships, the sides of the base with four gilt shell ornaments and the interior of the base richly gilt (rim of base cut down around the back of the mount), traces of crossed swords through the gilding, 1740

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A MEISSEN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED CIRCULAR SNUFF-BOX AND COVER, the cover with raised circular boss moulded and painted with a dolphin within a gilt panel surrounded by indianische Blumen, the interior, sides and base painted with merchants on quaysides in Italianate landscapes, barrels, bales and sailing ships, the sides of the base with four gilt shell ornaments and the interior of the base richly gilt (rim of base cut down around the back of the mount), traces of crossed swords through the gilding, 1740
6.5cm. diam.
Provenance
Baron Erich von Goldschmidt Rothschild
Literature
Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, op. cit., no. 150
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