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Sugar box with cover

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Oblong octangular sugar box and cover. Decorated in gilt on white ground chinoiserie figures and scroll work. Broad gilt borders, octangular finial. Chip on base rim. Decorated in Augsburg, 1725/30

Marks

none

Provenance

By 1951, Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York; January 3, 1951, sold by Rosenberg & Stiebel, to 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 1725–30

Dimensions

Overall: 7.7 x 11.1 x 8.4 cm (3 1/16 x 4 3/8 x 3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2039a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain decorated in gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain