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Snuffbox with a Portrait of Augustus III (1696-1763), Elector of Saxony and King of Poland

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Decorator: Decoration attributed toJohann Martin Heinrici

Modeler: Modelling attributed toJohann Joachim Kändler

Date: c.1745-1755
Dimensions:
Overall: 4.8 x 6 x 6.4 cm (1 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding; later silver-gilt mounts
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.626
DescriptionMeissen snuffbox, the exterior moulded with garlands of flowers and the portrait Augustus III in medallions on the lid and the bottom, in low relief. The inner lid has a coloured portrait of Augustus Rex, with the lower interior gilded. Painting attributed to Johann Martin Heinrici (1711-86) after a portrait by Louis de Silvestre (1675-1760)