A GERMAN VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
A GERMAN VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX

POSSIBLY BERLIN OR HANAU, CIRCA 1860

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A GERMAN VARI-COLOUR GOLD SNUFF-BOX
POSSIBLY BERLIN OR HANAU, CIRCA 1860
rectangular box, the cover and base boldly chased with hunting scenes after Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1685-1755) against architectural ruins, the sides similarly chased with birds, a chicken and a rabbit amidst rural landscapes and foliage on a sablé gold ground, within shaped reeded cartouches, with chased entrelac and foliate outer borders
3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) wide
12¼ oz. (380 gr.)
Provenance
Property of the late Barbara Woolworth Hutton (1912-1979); Sotheby's, London, 24 March 1980, lot 35.

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For another 18th century box of similar form and chased with identical scenes within different borders see lot 217.

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