Decorative Arts Auction

June 15, 2015

LOT 148
Meissen Pug’s Head Snuff Box, c.1750
  • Meissen Pug’s Head Snuff Box, c.1750
  • Meissen Pug’s Head Snuff Box, c.1750
  • Meissen Pug’s Head Snuff Box, c.1750
  • Meissen Pug’s Head Snuff Box, c.1750
  • Meissen Pug’s Head Snuff Box, c.1750
  • Meissen Pug’s Head Snuff Box, c.1750
  • Meissen Pug’s Head Snuff Box, c.1750

148

Meissen Pug’s Head Snuff Box, c.1750

with silver mount, formed as a pug’s head with black nose and grey and brown markings, the cover painted in colours on the exterior with a turkey and two hens, a couple in theatrical costume on the inside, the interior all gilt
width 2.6" — 6.5 cm.

Estimate $3,500-$5,000

Realised: $5,760
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Literature:

Also painted on the interior of its cover with a turkey gobbler and two hens, a similar pug’s head snuff box is illustrated by Mary Campbell Gristina in The Wark Collection, Early Meissen Porcelain, The Cummer Gallery of Art, 1984, no. 550