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The ovoid box swells at the waist and tapers sharply to an ovoid footring. The lower section is fluted and the recesses are painted with Bottger lustre within gold bands. The exterior and interior of the slightly domed cover are painted with chinoiserie scenes, as is the base, all in a palette...

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Marks

Porcelain: crossed swords and K.P.M. in underglaze blue. Mounts: none

Provenance

By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

German, about 1723–24

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 7 x 4.5 cm (1 9/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.2058

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with polychrome enamels and gold; contemporary silver-gilt mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain