10 December 2002,
Price realised GBP 7,170
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A SAXON GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE SNUFF-BOX SET WITH A GOLD PLAQUE
Dresden, circa 1740/1750
Cartouche-shaped semi-translucent amethystine-quartz snuff-box with slight baluster sides, within reeded gold mounts with incorporated raised wavy thumbpiece, the slightly domed lid applied with a plaque of a scène galante chased, embossed and pierced in gold, depicting a rococo gallant inviting a seated beauty for a ride in a landscape, within a wavy border of rococo scrolls and foliage, the base with reeded gold mounts
3 1/16 in. (78 mm.) wide
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A similar box was in the Dreesmann Collection, sold Christie's, London, 11 April 2002, lot 932.
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