A Chinese Porcelain Silver-Gilt Mounted ‘Famille-Rose’ Snuff Box, Qing Dynasty
A Chinese Porcelain Silver-Gilt Mounted ‘Famille-Rose’ Snuff Box, Qing Dynasty
A Chinese Porcelain Silver-Gilt Mounted ‘Famille-Rose’ Snuff Box, Qing Dynasty

A Chinese Porcelain Silver-Gilt Mounted ‘Famille-Rose’ Snuff Box, Qing Dynasty

c. 1750 to c. 1760 China

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With contemporary English mounts, of bombe form, the domed cover painted with two ladies seated within a Chinese domestic interior, one lady holding a fan gesturing to a fenced garden, within a gilt and pencilled black asymmetrical taotie dragon cartouche flanked by two smaller rectangular panels containing puce mountainous landscapes against a stylised gilt diaper ground, finely pencilled with bats amongst scrollwork in sepia, the interior of the cover depicting a lady seated at a rocky table attended by a servant, a small censer, hand warmer and flower vase beside her on a rocky outcrop, all within a quatre-lobed cartouche pencilled in black reserved against a gilt ground, the exterior painted with two further panels of elegant ladies in domestic interiors, taking tea, playing music and accompanied by a boy reserved against a gilt and sepia bat and cloud ground, flanked by quatre-lobed panels containing southern Chinese landscapes, the underside painted with a river landscape in puce
Minor wear to gilt interior
Dimensions
Height 5.00 cm (1.97 inches)
Width 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Stock Code
1511
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