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A SILVER-GILT MOUNTED MEISSEN CHINOISERIE SNUFF BOX
A SILVER-GILT MOUNTED MEISSEN CHINOISERIE SNUFF BOX

CIRCA 1740

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A SILVER-GILT MOUNTED MEISSEN CHINOISERIE SNUFF BOX
CIRCA 1740
Of ribbed, tapering hood-shape form, finely painted by Christian Friedrich Herold with chinoiserie figures at various scenes, taking tea and holding parasols, above elaborate gilt-panelled scroll-edged lustre supports with Kauffahrteiszenen in Purpurmalerei, the interior cover with a scene of bird catchers, the interior of the body entirely gilt, the base a stylized floral medallion with scrolls and radiating fan ornaments, with contemporary hinged mount
2½ in (6.5 cm.) high

Lot Essay

For the form and Formtafeln by Meissen see Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Porzellandosen des 18. Jahrhunderts, Munich 1985, Formnummer 84. For a snuff box with similar decoration, also painted by C.F. Herold, see Christie's London, 08 July 2002, lot 15.

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