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A Meissen gold-mounted rectangular twin-compartment box and covers, circa 1755
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A Meissen gold-mounted rectangular twin-compartment box and covers, circa 1755
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Details & Cataloguing

Style: European Silver, Ceramics, and Objects of Vertu

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A Meissen gold-mounted rectangular twin-compartment box and covers, circa 1755
painted with vignettes of figures in river landscapes among statuary and before buildings in the distance, with vignettes across both covers to the exterior and interior, the hinged mounts chased with scrolls 
8.8 cm., 3½in. wide
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Provenance

Christie's, Geneva, 11 November 1985, lot 178

Catalogue Note

Boxes divided into two compartments are rare in Meissen porcelain and were intended for the owner to have the choice of two types of snuff; an earlier version is recorded in Kaendler's workbook, May 1733, Bl. 215 r, entry 8, Ulrich Pietsch, Die Arbeitsberichte Des Meissener Porzellan Modelleurs Johan Joachim Kaendler 1706-1775, Leipzig, 2002, p. 19. However, it is interesting to note the use of a similar box in a Mundzeug or traveling cutlery set which may have been intended for salt and pepper, see Abraham den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 348-50, cat. no. 247.

Style: European Silver, Ceramics, and Objects of Vertu

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