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Title

Snuff box


Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -


About

Inside the cover is a view of the Albrechtsburg, the gothic castle in Meissen in which Augustus the Strong established the Meissen factory in 1710. The same scene appears in a print dated 1726 made by Johann Alexander Thiele after a painting of his own. Since the Meissen version is in reverse with respect to the print, it probably derives from Thiele’s original painting or drawing. The outside of the cover and the base of the box are painted with spiralling floral garlands.


Details


Date

circa 1760-1770


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hard-paste porcelain


Dimensions

4.5 x 10.6 x 5.8 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2010.192


Artist information

Meissen

Works in the collection

38


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 20 (colour illus.). cat.no. 16