30 - 31 May 2012
A GERMAN PORCELAIN GILT-MOUNTED CYLINDRICAL SNUFF-BOX AND COVER
19TH CENTURY, PERHAPS MEISSEN
Painted with figures in wooded landscapes among buildings, the exterior of the base with figures in a continuous river landscape and the underside of the base with figures promenading in a garden, the side of the cover with a continuous band of scrolls and gitterwerk and three purpurmaleri harbour scenes, the interior to the cover with two pugs on a red gilt tasselled cushion, within a gilt surround (the mount reattached, very slight wear to gilt rims)
3 in. (7.5 cm.) diam.
C.W. Harris Collection and by descent to the present owner.
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Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Boîtes en Porcelaine, Basel, 1985, p. 107, no. 74 (as 18th century).
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