04 juillet 2011

A Meissen gold-mounted snuff box, circa 1745-50

A Meissen gold-mounted snuff box, circa 1745-50. Photo Bonhams Of trefoil shape, finely painted in black monochrome with Watteauesque scenes, within three arched panels around the side below gilt scrolling foliage, trellis panels and flowers, above a moulded rim with black and gilt-striped border, the base with a similar scene within a moulded black-ground border reserved with scrollwork and flowers, the cover and inside cover with scenes after Watteau, the box interior gilt, 5.7cm wide; 4.5cm high (minor wear) - Estimate:... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2011

A very rare Vincennes silver-mounted octagonal snuff-box, circa 1745-50

A very rare Vincennes silver-mounted octagonal snuff-box, circa 1745-50. Photo Bonhams Moulded with a border of palmettes around the centre, painted in purple with floral motifs, pierced with two holes at the rear, the lower body with an oval foliate and trellis cartouche on either side enclosing a landscape scene, the sides with flowering branches, the cover moulded with a palmette motif in the centre, embellished in purple and enclosed by a flowering branches tied with a ribbon, the inside cover painted with a scene of ships... [Lire la suite]
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