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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Snuff Box

1740-1745 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Snuff box of hard-paste porcelain. Cartouche-shaped. Gold mounts. Yellow ground. The cover surrounded by a reserved white band with narrow gold lace ornament, the centre reserved and painted with a harbour and architectural scenes, and river scenes on sides and on bottom. Inside cover with 'Watteau' figures of a woman, child and Harlequin.

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, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, 1740-1745.
Physical description
Snuff box of hard-paste porcelain. Cartouche-shaped. Gold mounts. Yellow ground. The cover surrounded by a reserved white band with narrow gold lace ornament, the centre reserved and painted with a harbour and architectural scenes, and river scenes on sides and on bottom. Inside cover with 'Watteau' figures of a woman, child and Harlequin.
Dimensions
  • Height: 4.5cm
  • Length: 8.7cm
  • Width: 6.7cm
Marks and inscriptions
'6' or '9' (In gold)
Credit line
Bequeathed by William Wallis Aston
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic references
  • Honey, W. B. Dresden china: an introduction to the study of Meissen porcelain. London: A. & C. Black, 1946, Pl. XXX (e), p. 96.
  • Honey, W. B. German porcelain London: Faber and Faber, 1947, Pl. 6C.
Collection
Accession number
C.1147-1917

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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