Saint Cloud snuffbox in the form of a water buffalo, c.1740
Saint Cloud snuff box, modelled as a reclining water buffalo, with details picked out in brown and black, having blue eyes and red mouth, the lid with colourful chinoiserie decoration to either face, the outside with a seated figure, the interior with a garden in Kakiemon colours.
Silver hallmarks for Paris,
fox head discharge for 1738-44,
ref. Lahaussois, Porcelain de Saint Cloud, #362 for a cat with the same coat details, 381 for the same polychrome figure on the lid. The interior chinoiserie is more usual on tea wares, ie #184.
7.5cm wide, 4cm high