9 December 2003
PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION
A VERY FINE GERMAN ROCOCO TINTED SHELL, MOTHER-OF-PEARL, HARDSTONE AND GOLD SNUFF-BOX
Berlin, workshop of Daniel Baudesson, circa 1750/1760, bearing prestige marks resembling French 18th century gold marks
Rectangular box, the cover, four sides and base inset with gold panels engraved with a scalework pattern and encrusted with views of rustic village houses in tinted shell, mother-of-pearl and hardstones, the slightly bulging cagework mounts with incorporated slightly raised thumbpiece engraved with trailing flowers on a diagonally striated ground, with wavy flange
3 3/16 in. (81 mm.) wide
Baron Henri de Rothschild (1872-1946), no. Fr. 53.
With S. J. Phillips, London.
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