Capodimonte style snuff or trinket box made by the German porcelain manufacturer, Rudolstadt, Ernst Bohne Sons (1901-1920). Richly decorated in bas relief on a serpentine shaped box, hand painted in vivid colors. The lid depicting women in classical Greek gowns, portraying a scene of a lady dressing surrounded by her attendants, the scene framed by stylized scrolling foliate. Embellished further with grape clusters, vines and leaves. Accented with gold gilt trim. Encircled by gilt bronze or brass hinged mounts. Base is marked with spurious blue crowned N mark. In overall good condition with general wear commensurate with age. No chips or cracks. There is a gap at the close, visible on the right side. Measures 5 5/8" length x 3 3/8" width x 1 7/8" height.
The Ernst Bohne factory of Rudolstadt, Thuringia, was founded in 1848. In 1854 Ernst passed away and the factory became Ernst Bohne Söhne (Ernst Bohne Sons). Producers of high quality porcelain. The firm marked their wares with the crown N mark until 1920, a pseudo mark similar to the original utilized by the Royal Naples / Capodimonte factory in the mid 19th century. Though in the style, these German pieces were made of hard paste porcelain as opposed to Italian soft-paste Capodimonte wares
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