05 juillet 2011

A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted snuff box with portrait of the Electress Elisabeth Auguste of the Palatinate, circa 1746-47

A documentary Meissen silver-gilt-mounted snuff box with portrait of the Electress Elisabeth Auguste of the Palatinate, circa 1746-47. Photo Bonhams  Of lobed tapering form, painted by Johann Jacob Wagner, the front with a scenes of Harlequin attending two ladies seated below drapery above a pedestal with an oval portrait, the back with a scene depicting a soldier standing on a military trophy enclosing a half-length portrait of a figure in armour, with a cannonball exploding overhead, the base with a harbour scene... [Lire la suite]