11 April 2002
A GERMAN GOLD-MOUNTED PORCELAIN SNUFF-BOX
possibly Meissen, circa 1760
Tapering cylindrical box in the form of a two-handled basket, painted with a simulated ozier ground in shades of brown, the slightly raised cover painted to simulate a circular aperture revealing the contents of a rich variety of flowers, the interior of the cover with two ewes grazing in a meadow below a distant castle on a hill-top, with ozier-moulded gold mounts and thumbpiece
2 3/8 in. (60 mm.) wide overall
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 29 March 1976, lot 119 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-12).
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No box of this type is recorded by Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Porzellandosen des 18. Jahrhunderts, Munich, 1985.
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