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Box Set of Gaming Pieces (Boîte de jeu), Austrian (Vienna), about 1735–40, Du Paquier Porcelain Manufactory, hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamel decoration, gilding; gold mounts; diamonds. The Art Institute of Chicago, Eloise W. Martin fund; Richard T. Crane and Mrs. J. Ward Thorne endowments; through prior gift of the Antiquarian Society (1993.349). Gift of the Antiquarian Society (1995.95.1-4). Photography © The Art Institute of Chicago  http://leahmariebrownhistoricals.blogspot.com/

The Getty Iris -- Paris Gamblers: Gaming in France by Jessica Portner (image is a box set of gaming pieces / Du Paquier Porcelain Manufactory)

Counter box - Du Paquier period (1718–1744, Date: ca. 1730–35, Austrian, Vienna, Hard-paste porcelain, gold,  Dimensions: Height: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)

This box held circular gaming pieces known as counters. Its lavish decoration extends not only to the top and bottom but also to the underside of the lid and the inside of the base, ensuring the delight of discovery when the last counter was removed

A GILT-METAL MOUNTED MEISSEN PORCELAIN ALTOZIER-MOLDED SNUFF-BOX AND COVER, circa 1750 (decoration on interior possibly later date)

gilt metal mounted Meissen porcelain altozier molded snuff box - - (decoration on interior possibly later date)

Snuffbox.  Factory: Vienna Factory director: Du Paquier period (1718–1744) Date: ca.1735 Culture: Austrian, Vienna

Snuffbox. Factory: Vienna Factory director: Du Paquier period (1718–1744) Date: ca.1735 Culture: Austrian, Vienna

Carl Teichert, Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany) —  Platter Excellently Painted, 19th Century (768x654)

Carl Teichert, Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany) — Platter Excellently Painted, 19th Century (768x654)

Four 18th century Meissen "Chinoiserie" snuff boxes from the Helmut Joseph Collection

Four century Meissen "Chinoiserie" snuff boxes from the Helmut Joseph Collection

Porcelain Cup and Saucer - Du Paquier Porcelain Manufactory, Vienna c.1730

Porcelain Cup and Saucer - Du Paquier Porcelain Manufactory, Vienna

A RARE DU PAQUIER PORCELAIN POLYCHROME OCTAGONAL VASE  CIRCA 1725-30 painted on each gilt-edged side with a floral motif and scrollwork beneath a molded gilt-edged and tasseled diaperwork lappet, applied around the neck with a border of colorful flowerheads and affixed on either side with a gilt grotesque mask handle

A RARE DU PAQUIER PORCELAIN POLYCHROME OCTAGONAL VASE CIRCA 1725-30 painted on each gilt-edged side with a floral motif and scrollwork beneath a molded gilt-edged and tasseled diaperwork lappet, applied around the neck with a border of colorful flowerheads and affixed on either side with a gilt grotesque mask handle

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