Meissen Cobalt Blue Box & Cover with Fighting Scenes, c.1870



A cobalt blue box and cover, finely painted with four panels, each in an elaborate gilt cartouche, the base with a fighting scene of soldiers and horses, the reverse with a floral bouquet and insects, the cover similarly decorated and with rose bud finial, delicately gilded throughout and the interior with a large gilt motif. Blue crossed swords to base, c.1870.
8.5 cm (3.25 inches) diameter, 6.5 cm (2.5 inches) high.

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