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.
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
Department: Decorative Arts