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Auctioneers Dr. Crott 90th Auction

364* 363* Master’s mark “JO” with a star, Paris, 68 x 56 x 38 mm, circa 1750 An exquisite French snuff-box with gold mountings and enamel plaque with paintings of genre scenes after the Belgian artist David Tenier the Younger (1610-1690) Case: 20k gold, case makers punch mark “JO” with a star, charge mark Julien Berthe (1750 - 1756), guild punch mark “K” for the years 1750-1751, two later Parisian punch marks for gold 1838-1846. Oval box, all sides lacquer vermilion coloured, very finely chased, ribbon- type gold mountings; the hinged lid inset with an oval enamel plaque, very finely painted with a rustic interior tavern scene after the Belgian artist David Tenier the Younger (1610-1690). Genre painting Genre painting shows everyday scenes of customs and traditions of people in a generally realistic manner, without any religious, mythological or historical background. Genre painting only developed into its own category during the 16th and 17th century and is most popularly used to describe the works of Dutch painters. The paintings illustrate everyday life, of ordinary people, or of nobles and the bourgeois in work or recreation. 專業印記 “JO” 一顆星, 巴黎 — 稀世的法國鑲金邊琺瑯煙盒, 比利時藝術家David Tenier the Younger (1610-1690)的文學畫作 39711 C: 2 12.000 - 15.000 EUR 15.000 - 18.800 USD 120.000 - 150.000 HKD Presumably German, 65 x 52 x 35 mm, circa 1800 A fine rock crystal box with enamel miniature painting “Hope is the Best Nurse of Love” Case: rock crystal, oval, florally engraved sides and base, hinged lid with opaque polychrome miniature painting: left, allegorical painting of Prudentia (prudence) holding a torch, and right, Spes (hope) with anchor on the right and nursing Cupid, chased and engraved gold border. 疑是德國 — 精緻的透明石英煙盒,迷你琺瑯繪飾”Hope is the Best Nurse of Love” 39718 C: 2 3.800 - 4.800 EUR 4.800 - 6.000 USD 38.000 - 48.000 HKD

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