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A_Saint_Cloud_gilt_metal_mounted_snuff_box__circa_17402

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A Saint Cloud gilt-metal-mounted snuff box, circa 1740. Photo Bonhams

The cover and base moulded in high-relief with a shell heightened in coloured enamels in a Kakiemon palette, the sides painted with Oriental flower sprigs, the inside cover painted with a chinoiserie scene depicting a figure standing by a fence, flanked by flowering bushes, the inside with a single flower sprig, 8cm across (slight rubbing to enamels on base). Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000, € 3,400 - 5,700, US$ 4,900 - 8,200

Literature: Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985, no. 384;
Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 82;

Exhibited: Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1972-2003;
London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010

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A Saint Cloud silver-mounted snuff box, circa 1745. Photo Bonhams

Painted with landscape vignettes with chinoiserie figures and flowering plants and insects, the inside similarly decorated, the silver mounts with the discharge marks for Antoine Leschaudel, Paris, 1744-50 and Paris year initial 'H; for 1748-49, 7cm wide (one corner of cover restored). Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000, € 2,300 - 3,400, US$ 3,300 - 4,900

Provenance: Alfred Joseph Collection, no. 1310

Literature: Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985, no. 394;
Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 84;

Exhibited: Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1972-2003;
London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010

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A Saint Cloud silver-mounted snuff box, circa 1730. Photo Bonhams

Painted with landscape vignettes with chinoiserie figures and pagodas among extensive flowering plants, the inside of the cover with similar scenes, the base with an iron-red vignette of plants issuing from rockwork, the silver mounts with wavy thumbpiece and clasp, discharge mark of Jacques Cottin, Paris, 1727-32, 5.1cm wide, (some wear to base). Estimate: £800 - 1,200, € 920 - 1,400, US$ 1,300 - 2,000

Provenance: Alfred Joseph Collection, no. 1609

Literature: Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985, no. 369;
Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 79;

Exhibited: Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1972-2003;
London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010

Bonhams. The Helmut Joseph Collection of Important Snuff Boxes, 5 Jul 2011. London, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com