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]
05 juillet 2011

A rare Du Paquier gilt-metal-mounted snuff box, circa 1730-40

A rare Du Paquier gilt-metal-mounted snuff box, circa 1730-40. Photo Bonhams Of canted rectangular form, the cover painted with a bird above a flower basket within an iron-red quatrelobe cartouche enclosed by trellis ground with trefoil motifs, the inside cover with a bird amidst flowers within a similar iron-red and gilt trellis border edged in blue, the rims of the box edged in blue, the interior with a flower spray, the curved exterior moulded with gadroons painted with flowers, alternating with a gilt ground all... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2011

A Meissen gold-mounted oval snuff box for Queen Maria Amalia Christina of Naples and Sicily, circa 1745-47

A Meissen gold-mounted oval snuff box from the toilet service for Queen Maria Amalia Christina of Naples and Sicily, Princess of Saxony, circa 1745-47. Photo Bonhams Painted by Gottlob Siegmund Birckner, each side with a green monochrome scene of Watteauesque figures in park settings, framed by borders of gilt foliate scrollwork, the base with a similar scene within a gilt border, the cover with a scene and the arms of Naples-Sicily and Saxony-Poland, the inside cover with a scene depicting three figures by an obelisk,... [Lire la suite]
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 Saint Cloud gold-mounted snuff box in the form of a recumbent horse, circa 1740-50

A Saint Cloud gold-mounted snuff box in the form of a recumbent horse, circa 1740-50. Photo Bonhams Mounted with a chased and engraved gold bridle and saddle and diamond chips in the eyes, mounted with an agate cover, the mounts twice marked with 'Eagle's head' guarantee mark (petite garantie) for Paris, after 1838, 5.3cm high, 5.2cm across. Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000, € 3,400 - 4,600, US$ 4,900 - 6,600 - Sold for £7,800 Provenance: The Estate of Stephen Richard Currier and Audrey Bruce Currier, sold Christie's East, New... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2011

A Saint Cloud silver-mounted circular snuff box, circa 1735

A Saint Cloud silver-mounted circular snuff box, circa 1735. Photo Bonhams Moulded in relief with pagodas on landscape vignettes to the side, a parrot perched on a branch to the base and a hunt vignette with a boar and hound on the cover, the silver mount with discharge mark of Hubert Louvet, Paris 1732-38, 4.5cm diam, (haircrack to side of box at rear). Estimate: £800 - 1,200, € 920 - 1,400, US$ 1,300 - 2,000 - Sold for £2,280 Provenance: Alfred Joseph Collection, no. 1319 Literature: Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985, no.... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2011

A Saint Cloud gold-mounted box in the form of a monk, circa 1740

  A Saint Cloud gold-mounted box in the form of a monk, circa 1740.  Photo Bonhams The bearded figure holding a beaker in his right hand, traces of marks to mount, perhaps the 'crowned mace' discharge mark for Jacques Cottin, Paris, 1727-32, 5.6cm across, 4.7cm high; Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000, € 2,300 - 3,400, US$ 3,300 - 4,900 - Sold for £4,800 Provenance: Alfred Joseph Collection, no. 1307 Literature: Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 78; Munger 2002, fig. 6 Exhibited: Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1972-2003; London,... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2011

A Chinese famille rose silver-mounted porcelain rectangular snuff box, third quarter 18th century.

A Chinese famille rose silver-mounted porcelain rectangular snuff box, third quarter 18th century. Photo Bonhams Each side painted in underglaze-blue with a foliate scrollwork border, enclosing, on the base and sides, a polychrome flower spray, and on the cover a landscape scene with putti in disguise, the inside cover with a scene with a Chinese couple and a child in a landscape setting with buildings, the interior gilt, the mounts with 'J' discharge mark for the Netherlands, 1906-53, 7cm across. Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500, €... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2011

A magnificent Meissen gold-mounted Royal snuff box made for Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, circa 1755

    A magnificent Meissen gold-mounted Royal snuff box made for Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, circa 1755. Photo Bonhams Superbly painted with views of Dresden and Warsaw and Saxon royal palaces, depicting: on the cover, Dresden seen from the right bank of the Elbe; on the front, Schloss Hubertusburg; on the right side, Schloss Pillnitz; on the left side, Groß-Sedlitz; on the back, Wermsdorf; on the base, Schloss Moritzburg, the inside cover with a view of Warsaw seen across the... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2011

Two Meissen gilt-metal-mounted snuff box, circa 1737-40 modelled by J.J. Kändler

A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted snuff box, circa 1737-40. Photo Bonhams Modelled by J.J. Kändler, of trefoil form moulded with three cartouches enclosing a shell with pendant flowers and flanked by swags, the cover with a raised trefoil panel moulded with floral swags enclosing an oval medallion with a bust portrait of Augustus III facing sinister, the base with a moulded border painted with a yellow seeded ground edged with petals, moulded on the underside with a trefoil cartouche with a bust portrait of a man facing... [Lire la suite]