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Snuffbox

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The molded snuffbox is cartouche-shaped in section, with straight sides, a domed cover, and a flat base that is framed by a carved, molded edge cut into the bottom of the box. The outside surface is molded with floral decoration in low relief, on the cover a two-handled, urn-shaped vase is...

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Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, Ludwigsburg, 1760–75

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

5.2 x 8.5 cm (2 1/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.629

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with molded decoration and polychrome enamels; gilt-metal mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain