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A MEISSEN SILVER-MOUNTED GOLD-GROUND SNUFF BOX
A MEISSEN SILVER-MOUNTED GOLD-GROUND SNUFF BOX

CIRCA 1750

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A MEISSEN SILVER-MOUNTED GOLD-GROUND SNUFF BOX
Circa 1750
Of oval form with everted upper portion supporting the cover, the top, front and back painted with European figures in conversation at the harborside, reserved within quatrefoil cartouches on the gold ground further reserved at the ends with foliate scrolls and strapwork, the underside in purpurmalerei with a harbor scene, the interior of the cover with a similar scene, the underside in purpurmalerei with a harbor scene
1 7/8in. (4.8cm.) high; 3in. (7.6cm.) wide
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