A Meissen porcelain snuff box with merchant navy scenes

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A Meissen porcelain snuff box with merchant navy scenes

With 18k gold mountings. Cartouche form box with a slightly domed lid. Decorated throughout with scenes of ships and harbours, as well as individual figures painted in puce camaieu in gold oval medallions in the spandrels. Unmarked. H 3.7, W 7.4, D 6 cm.
Circa 1730, decor attributed to Johann George Heintze.

Literature

Two identical boxes illustrated in Röbbig (ed.), Meissener Tabatièren des 18. Jahrhunderts, Munich 2013, no. 29 f. Ulrich Pietsch proposes, "dass die Maler aus ökologischen Gründen gelegentlich mehrere Tabatièren gleichzeitig bemalten" (ibd. p. 167). Röbbig also publishes the engraving by Anthony van Zijlvelt after Johannes Lingelbach upon which the design was based.

A box with the same decor in Beaucamp-Markowsky, Porzellandosen des 18. Jahrhunderts, Munich 1985, no. 45.

Lot 1064 Dα

Estimate:
15.000 € - 18.000 €

Result:
18.750 €