Lot 3022

A French courtly pillbox with a portrait of the physician Aulus Cornelius Celsus, 18th century, from the estate of the grand dukes of Baden-Baden

Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots


Two-part, circular wooden core, encased in rosé-gilt sheet iron, engraved and embellished with a small enamelled portrait of the Roman physician Aulus Cornelius Celsus (circa 25 B.C. - circa 50 A.D.). The inside with old collection and inventory labels, the lid illegibly labelled in ink. Showing traces of age and use. The gilding with minimal rubbing. Diameter 6.9 cm.

Provenance: Grand-Ducal Kunstkammer collection, Baden-Baden, Koelitz inventory of 1883, inv. no. 3237 (tr.): "A round box, wood core, plated in sheet gold, engraved. A medallion on the lid, a profile head in porcelain, labelled "Aulus". 18th century, end 2/6 1/2".

Condition: II Questions about the lot?

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The auction includes 712 lots and starts on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3712. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.