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Lot 25Vienna (du Paquier) Porcelain Tobacco Box, Cover and Tamper (Tabaktopf)
Circa 1730, faint script N. 12
Rectangular, the square cover with a flattened pierced bracket finial flanked by narrow slots to receive the flattened lug handles, the dual function shell-molded tamper, serving as a horizontal crossbar lock, the sides painted and enriched in gilt in the Japanese taste with alternate panels of flowering prunus or peonies, each within a trellis surround with trefoil devices at the corners, the cover banded with an iron-red zig-zag line, the edges with gilt line.
Height 6 1/4 inches, width 4 1/4 inches.

Provenance:
The Wetmore Estate, Newport, RI.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, 16-18 September 1969, lot 810.

For an example in the Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Wien, see Wilhelm Mrazek and Waltraud Neuwirth, Wiener Porzellan 1718-1864, pl. 11, fig. 56. For a rectangular tobacco box with silver mounts from the Hans Syz Collection, see the Metropolitan Museum, New York, accession no. 1995.268.291a, b. An example was sold, Christie's, London, 7 July 2003, lot 131.


C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell

Sold for $94,500
Estimate $15,000-25,000

Hairline crack to cover and along two sides extending from a firing crack at the lower corner, small losses to tamper/key, the finial cracked at the terminal and reinforced.


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