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Snuffbox with scene of harvesting fruit

Johann Wilhelm Keibel (master 1812; died 1862)
Miniature probably by Henri Joseph van Blarenberghe (French, Lille 1750–1826 Lille)
Or in the style of the Van Blarenberghes , Continental ca. 1820
ca. 1820
Russian, Saint Petersburg
Four-color gold, painting in gouache on vellum
Overall: 1 × 4 1/8 in. (2.5 × 10.5 cm); Diameter (Miniature): 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Metalwork-Gold and Platinum, Miniatures
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.1183a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Miniature: inscribed (right, in black, falsely): vanBlarenberghe

Marking: [1] Keibel (in script) (maker's mark)
[2] The letter A and the reversed letter R in rectangle (mark of St. Petersburg assayer Alexander Ilitj Jaschinkov [w. 1795–1826])
[3] probably two-headed eagle in circle
[4] ET in rectangle (French mark for gold and silver imported from countries without customs conventions, 1864 to present)
[5] 438

Location of marks:
[1]: inside bottom and cover
[2], [3]: each twice inside bottom
[4]: on bezel and on rim of cover
[5]: inside bezel
Marquis de Thuisy (until 1901; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 30–31, 1901, cat. 134); J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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