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- Author based on Johann Jakob Irminger’s model
- Date of production ca. 1724
- Place of creation Meissen, Saxony
- Dimensions height: 16.5 cm, diameter: base: 7.3 cm
- Author's designation at the bottom, crossed swords painted underglaze with cobalt
- ID no. ZKWawel 6081/1-2
- Availability Saxon Hall
- Acquired date purchased in 1974
- Object copyright Wawel Royal Castle – State Art Collection
- Digital images copyright public domain
- Digitalisation RDW MIC, Małopolska's Virtual Museums Plus project
The fashion of taking snuff, common in Europe of the 17th and 18th centuries, sparked the creation of a separate category of containers. Maiolica pharmaceutical vases were used for selling snuff, various other tins for storing it, and different forms of snuffboxes, including those made of porcelain, were used for taking it.more
A snuff tin with sides which widen upwards conically, a slightly isolated base, and a flattened lid with a handle in the shape of a knob. There is a raised frieze of acanthus leaves around the base and on the lid. On the sides, there are two polygon shaped fields painted with colourful merchant scenes of the port landscape, enclosed by golden frames and enriched with red and crimson colour, as well as with a metallic mirror. The miniatures are framed with an ornament of “Indian” flower branches. The edge of the spout is decorated with a painted golden lace. On the lid, there are two small port scenes in a circular medallion shape. The raised acanthus leaves are highlighted with gold, and the handle is completely gilded. In addition, there is a golden belt over the base and on the edge of the lid.
The fashion of taking snuff, common in Europe of the 17th and 18th centuries, sparked the creation of a separate category of containers. Maiolica pharmaceutical vases were used for selling snuff, various other tins for storing it, and different forms of snuffboxes, including those made of porcelain, were used for taking it. An Account of Customs During the Reign of Augustus III by Jędrzej Kitowicz contains an excellent description of popular snuffboxes.
Elaborated by Dorota Gabryś (Wawel Royal Castle), editorial team of Małopolska’s Virtual Museums, © all rights reserved