PERIOD: 18th century
CHANTILLY GILT-METAL MOUNTED KAKIEMON SNUFF-BOX CIRCA 1740-50 Of lobed form moulded with three bands converging at the centre of the cover, painted with trailing Oriental flowering plants, the raised bands with pendant flowers and foliage and edged with double iron-red lines, the underside with a flowering plant within double iron-red line border, the interior with an exotic plant and two insects in flight (some grinding to edges of cover, some wear to base) 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) wide Cf. Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Boîtes en Porcelaine des manufactures européennes au 18e siècle (Fribourg, 1985), p. 462, no. 401 for a similar example, and also see Beauchamp-Markowsky's catalogue of boxes on loan to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Collection of 18th Century Porcelain Boxes (1988), p. 158, no. 86 for the same box.