8 July 2002
A Meissen gold-mounted rococo scroll-moulded scent-flask
Circa 1740, blue crossed swords mark
The sides painted with encamped soldiers by cliff-faces making a campfire and at discussion beneath trees, the sides edged with gilt scrolls and with ombriete Gitterwerk, the stopper as a carved bloodstone parakeet (the stopper with tip of tail lacking)
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) long overall
Anon, sale Sotheby's London, 16th October 1976, lot 109
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An example of this model in the Rijksmuseum, cat. no. 232, has gold mounts for 1738-1744, giving a clear terminus ante quem for these pieces.
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