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A gold and hardstone 'Steinkabinett'-Bonbonniere, Johann Christian Neuber, Dresden, circa 1785

Property of a private European collection

A gold and hardstone 'Steinkabinett'-Bonbonniere, Johann Christian Neuber, Dresden, circa 1785

A gold and hardstone 'Steinkabinett'-Bonbonniere, Johann Christian Neuber, Dresden, circa 1785

A gold and hardstone 'Steinkabinett'-Bonbonniere, Johann Christian Neuber, Dresden, circa 1785


circular, the lid centred with an appliqué carved bloodstone altar of love hung with hardstone swags and resting on a carved tapering agate pedestal, on a foiled carnelian-coloured background, within a frame of simulated pearls, the polished gold ground on all sides inlaid in 60 different scale-shaped hardstone specimens, including Schlottwitz agate, starling stone and jasper, each engraved with a number above, the base centred with a flowerhead of carnelians inlaid in 'Zellenmosaik' around an individual central simulated pearl, further border of the same kind, gold-lined, unmarked

6 cm., 2⅜in. diameter

For further information on the condition of this lot please contact Scarlett.roseatkinson@sothebys.com

Christie's, London, 12-13 July 1983, lot 374

Alexis Kugel, Gold, Japer and Carnelian, Johann Christian Neuber at the Saxon Court, London, 2012, no. 165, p. 365;
Ulrich Pietsch, Preziosen einer süddeutschen Kunstsammlung, Hirmer, Munich, 2001, p. 137