German Lacquered Papier Maché Snuff Box

A German Lacquered Papier Maché Snuff Box Painted with a Portrait of Aphrodite Arising from the Sea, the reverse of the lid painted with an explicit erotic scene, the base unmarked, most probably Stobwasser
Circa 1820
Size: 9.5cm dia., 2cm high – 3¾ ins dia., ¾ ins high
See Finch & Co catalogue no.12, item no.65, and catalogue no.13, item no.55, for other Stobwasser boxes
cf: Stobwasser, Detlev Richter, Prestel; 2006 Vol I pg 83
Georg Siegmund Stobwasser was the best maker of 18th century Japanned papier maché boxes which he produced in Brunswick in Prussia, Germany, from 1769 until his death in 1776 when the business continued under the direction of his partners. The large circular lacquered boxes were finely decorated with reproductions of paintings of the period and nearly always bore the Stobwasser name, except when they were marketed and sold in France.

German Lacquered Papier Maché Snuff Box

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