11 April 2002
A GERMAN GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX
possibly Berlin, circa 1765/1770
Oval box, the raised cover, base and sides painted in the manner of Watteau with scènes galantes in idyllic landscapes within scroll-moulded and trellis cartouches, the interior gilt, the inside of the cover painted with a gallant seated next to an old lady, Harlequin watching from nearby, the reeded gold mounts with raised wavy foliate thumbpiece
3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) wide
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 27 October 1964, lot 59 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-92).
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