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Snuffbox

Maker:
Attributed to Daniel Baudesson (1716–1785, working 1730–80)
Enameler:
Possibly by Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki (German, Danzig 1726–1801 Berlin)
Date:
1755–60
Culture:
German, Berlin
Medium:
Gold, enamel, diamonds
Dimensions:
1 1/2 × 3 3/16 × 2 3/8 in. (3.8 × 8.1 × 6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold and Platinum
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1976
Accession Number:
1976.155.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 545
Baudesson worked in Berlin at the court of Frederick the Greak, whose own collection of snuff boxes was extragavant both in size and taste. Although neither marked nor signed, this box has all the features of others inscribed with the names of Baudesson and Chodowiecki.
Prince Félix Youssupoff (by 1904) ; George Blumenthal , New York (by 1930) ; Mrs. Meyer Sassoon , London (by 1938) ; D. Bingham , New York ; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman , New York (until 1976; to MMA)
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