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]
30 juin 2011

cThree 19th century Chinoiserie snuff boxes in Meissen style

  A gilt-metal-mounted oval snuff box, 19th century. Photo Bonhams In Meissen style, painted on each side with a chinoiserie scene within a shaped gilt scrollwork cartouche enclosing lustre and embellished with iron-red scrollwork, the cover similarly decorated, the base with a chinoiserie vignette, the inside cover with an elaborate chinoiserie scene, the mounts moulded with floral scrollwork, 7.4cm across, K.P.M. and crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue to base of box interior. Estimate: £1,000 - 2,000, € 1,100 -... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2011

Three 18th century Saint Cloud Chinoiserie snuff boxes from the Helmut Joseph Collection

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,... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2011

Four 18th century Meissen "Chinoiserie" snuff boxes from the Helmut Joseph Collection

A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted underglaze-blue-ground snuff box, circa 1740. Photo Bonhams Cartouche-shaped, the sides reserved with four oval panels painted with chinoiserie scenes within gilt scrollwork borders, the corners with, at the front, gilt foliage, and scrollwork at the rear, the cover similarly decorated, reserved with a band of indianische Blumen, the base painted with a chinoiserie scene, the inside cover painted with a bust of a bearded man wearing a turban and scattered insects, within a brown-edged quatrelobe... [Lire la suite]
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