27 juin 2010

18th Century Saint-Cloud chinoiseries

A Saint-Cloud snuff box shaped as a small mammal, Circa 1740. photo Bonhams Modelled crouching, decorated with elaborated polychrome and gilt chinoiserie scenes, the cover with similar decoration, set in a silver mount, 6.5cm long, French discharge mark for 1738-44 - Estimate: £1,800 - 2,200 Provenance: With Don Peppino Giglio;Acquired from the above in 1973; Collezione Procida Mirabelli di Lauro, Naples, no. 124For comparable examples see Beaucamp-Markowsky (1985) p. 446. Another similar box in the shape of a dog is in... [Lire la suite]
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