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An image of Snuff box by Vienna porcelain

Vienna porcelain

(Austria 1744 – 1864)

Title
Snuff box
Year
circa 1760-circa 1770
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain with guilt-metal mounts
Dimensions

4.6 x 8.9 x 6.9 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.119
Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

The attribution of this box remains uncertain, but monochrome black landscapes with polychrome figures are unusual and can be found on other Vienna examples. The detailed scene on the inside of the lid is different in character to the more generic landscapes on the outer faces, suggesting that it may represent a specific location.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 62, 63 (colour illus.). cat.no. 76