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Snuffbox

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The molded, rectangular snuffbox has a flat base, slightly rounded corners, and a slightly domed cover. It is mounted in gilt metal. The exterior of the cover is molded in very low relief with sprays of various flowers, including a rose and forget-me-nots. These are painted in puce, yellow,...

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Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, 1745–50

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

4.4 x 7.9 cm (1 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.627

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain molded and decorated in polychrome enamels, with gilt-metal mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain