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Circular Snuffbox
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Circular Snuffbox


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Description A porcelain manufactory was founded in Chantilly, France, in 1725 by Louis-Henri de Bourbon, Prince de Condé. The speciality of this factory was soft-paste or artificial porcelains decorated with enamel decoration applied over a milky white glaze. The designs for the decoration were derived from both original as well as Meissen copies of Japanese Kakiemon wares.
Exhibitions
  • Objects of Vertu: Precious Works of the Eighteenth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions In red: horn and dragon fly
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1740
Medium
soft paste porcelain, gold
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.768
Measurements
1 5/16 x 2 1/4 in. (3.4 x 5.7 cm)
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