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A rare Meissen porcelain rectangular trompe l'oeil armorial covered card game box with four covered boxes and card game chips
A rare Meissen porcelain rectangular trompe l'oeil armorial covered card game box with four covered boxes and card game chips Circa 1750
Gilt and painted in colours, the arched cover decorated with a Quodlibet set of five game cards, one with the king of hearts, one with three hearts and one with two crowned coat-of-arms in encre de Chine, one of Saxony and one inscribed Fakuge above the Saxon coat-of-arms and Dre.. for Dresden, further with scattered flowersprays and a strawberry finial, the inside decorated with an elaborate flowerfilled basket upon a long table, the box en suite with flowersprays and containing four low recesses enclosing four rectangular boxes and covers decorated with flowersprays and applied with a flowerbranch in relief, the covers with an elaborate flowerfilled basket to the inside en suite, one box with two hearts containing four hearts chips, one box with two spades containing six spades chips, one box with two clubs containing two clubs chips, one box with two diamonds containing three diamonds chips
17 cm. wide See illustrations
Christie's charges a Buyer's premium calculated at 23.205% of the hammer price for each lot with a value up to €110,000. If the hammer price of a lot exceeds €110,000 then the premium for the lot is calculated at 23.205% of the first €110,000 plus 11.9% of any amount in excess of €110,000. Buyer's Premium is calculated on this basis for each lot individually.
Cf. R.E. Röntgen, The Book of Meissen, Atglen-Pennsylvania, 1996, p.101 plate 206 for a similar card game box with chips.