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AN ORMOLU AND SILVERED BRONZE MOUNTED BERLIN COFFER AND COVER
AN ORMOLU AND SILVERED BRONZE MOUNTED BERLIN COFFER AND COVER

CIRCA 1882, THE BOX LINED, THE PORCELAIN PROBABLY MARKED WITH A BLUE SCEPTRE AND SGR.P FOR BERLIN

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AN ORMOLU AND SILVERED BRONZE MOUNTED BERLIN COFFER AND COVER
CIRCA 1882, THE BOX LINED, THE PORCELAIN PROBABLY MARKED WITH A BLUE SCEPTRE AND Sgr.P FOR BERLIN
Of rectangular form surmounted by a scroll and shell handle flanked by busts of putti, the hinged cover composed of four panels painted with vignettes of eighteenth century couples in garden landscapes, fitted at the corners with cast cornucopiae issuing flowers, the conforming box with baroque style mount centering a gaping mask escutcheon, flanked by caryatid putti standing atop rocaille-scroll feet
15 in. (38.1 cm.) wide; 14 in. (35.4 cm.) high

Lot Essay

See The Marshall B. Coyne Collection, Sotheby's, New York, 6 June 2001, lot 69Cf; Anon. Sale Christie's, New York, 29 October 2002, lot 273; and Anon. Sale Christie's, New York, 20 & 21 April 2005, lot 592 for similar examples.
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