Snuff Box

ca. 1735 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Snuff box of hard-paste porcelain. Cartouche shape. Gold mounts, scrolled thumb piece. Purple ground. Painted in reserves, inside cover and on bottom with harbour scenes. Framing the cover a band of gold diaper ornament with reserved oval miniature harbour scenes in purple camaïeu.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded, with gold mounts
Brief Description
Snuff box, hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded, with gold mounts, painted by C.F. Herold, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1735.
Physical Description
Snuff box of hard-paste porcelain. Cartouche shape. Gold mounts, scrolled thumb piece. Purple ground. Painted in reserves, inside cover and on bottom with harbour scenes. Framing the cover a band of gold diaper ornament with reserved oval miniature harbour scenes in purple camaïeu.
Dimensions
  • Height: 4.1cm
  • Length: 7.6cm
  • Width: 6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Dutch tax mark (Marked on the mounts)
Object history
From Bernal Collection.
Production
Attribution from the manuscript catalogue dates from about 1970 and was compiled by William Hutton of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Honey, W. B. Dresden china: an introduction to the study of Meissen porcelain. London: A. & C. Black, 1946, Pl. XXX (c), pp. 65, 69, 85, 95.
  • Le Corbeiller, Clare. European and American snuff boxes, 1730-1830 London: Batsford, 1966, Fig. 490.
Collection
Accession Number
2338-1855

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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