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Title

Snuff box

circa 1760-1770

Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -

  • 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
    Location
    15th–19th c European art
    Accession number
    L2010.192
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Meissen

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    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.

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