A rare snuff / patch / pill box made by Mennecy in the 18th century. It is made of softpaste porcelain and thus has a creamy warm white color.
The box is left in the white but has a superb relief design all around that is meant to look like a basket with a flower in the center on the lid and on the bottom. The mounts are sterling silver - which is marked though it is tiny and I cannot make it out! The porcelain is not marked which is quite common but it is definitely by them. The piece is in superb condition with the silver mounts having a repaired area on the inside back and some missing pieces. It still opens and closes so that is OK.
Would be an easy fix for a silver smith if need be and cheap but I will leave it as is! The piece is 1.125 inches tall, 2.5 inches wide and 1.375 inches deep. If you like my goodies have a look at my other auctions for a lot more top maker pieces like Chantilly, Sevres and so on.Photos are part of the description - if you need others just let me know exactly what you are looking for and I'll take care of it speedily! Please do not send me questions on items other than my own! Porcelaine porcellana Porzellan Dose boite. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Boxes, Jars & Tins".
The seller is "kpmisbetter" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.