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Bonbonnière (Snuffbox)
Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory
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Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory

Chelsea, London, 1745

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Bonbonnière (Snuffbox)

1760 - 1765. Agate, Metal, Hard-paste.
Not on display

Small ornaments in the form of faces or animals were typical products of the period. These little boxes were used to hold beauty spots, snuff, mint sweets or pills to disguise bad breath, and so were known by the generic name of bonbonnières (Snuffbox). This one has the form of a girl’s face, with artificial beauty spots, hidden behind a mask.

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Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory
Bonbonnière (Snuffbox)
1760 - 1765
Gilded; Soft-paste porcelain
Agate; Metal; Hard-paste
Height: 2 cm; Base/bottom: 3.5 cm
Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931

Bibliography +

Ceballos-Escalera, Isabel de, Catálogo del legado Fernández Durán (Artes decorativas), Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1974, pp. 44-47.

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 162.

Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 02-12-2015

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