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A gold, pearl and enamel snuff box for the Turkish market, painted by Jean-Louis Richter, Geneva, circa 1800
ACCÉDER AU LOT
465
A gold, pearl and enamel snuff box for the Turkish market, painted by Jean-Louis Richter, Geneva, circa 1800
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Style: European Silver, Ceramics, and Objects of Vertu

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A gold, pearl and enamel snuff box for the Turkish market, painted by Jean-Louis Richter, Geneva, circa 1800
rectangular with cut corners, the lid painted with fisherfolk, after Vernet, by Jean-Louis Richter, signed: Richter, within a theatrical fringed and tasselled draped curtain, split pearl border, the sides and base unusually enamelled in translucent purple over striped scale engine-turning within taille d'épargne enamel borders, the interior of the lid with presentation inscription dated 1835, maker's mark G.G incuse
Quantité: 2
8.7 cm. 3 1/2 in., wide, in original green leather case
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Provenance

The inscription reads: 'Presented by George Thorp to / Dr Martin, H.M.S. Hastings, / for his Kind attention to him / during his stay at Lisbon 17 May / 1835'

H.M.S. Hastings, a 74-gun vessel built in Calcutta for the East India Company was sold soon after construction in 1819 to the Royal Navy. In the mid 1830s, it was under the command at Lisbon of Captain Henry Shiffner (1789-1859) at Lisbon, bearing the flag of Rear Admiral Sir William Hall Gage (1777-1864). Dr. W. Martin, the ship’s surgeon, was one of the signatories to the autopsy of Auguste Charles Eugène Napoléon, Duke of Leuchtenberg (Milan, 9 December 1810 – Lisbon, 28 March 1835) who had been married two months before on 26 January to Dona Maria II of Portugal (1819-1853), daughter of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil. For another snuff box relating to Queen Maria I of Portugal, see lot 495 in this sale.

Description

For another Turkish market snuff box, the interior of the lid painted with a view of Constantinople, bordered by similar tassel-hung gold curtains, see Haydn Williams, Turquerie, London, 2014, fig. 282.

Style: European Silver, Ceramics, and Objects of Vertu

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