Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Gold and micro-mosaic snuffbox

    Gold and micro-mosaic snuffbox

    France, Paris

    circa 1809-1819

    Simon-Achille Leger

    Gold; guilloche, micro mosaic embossing

    1.8 х 6.6 х 4.4 cm, 69 gr

    Half-effaced maker's mark in vertical lozenge. Top and bottom interior lids with two marks; bottom left interior: Simon-Achille Léger, Paris
    edge with mark, right hand side two marks

    French rectangular gold and micro-mosaic snuffbox with rounded corners, top with central oval plaque depicting an Italianate landscape with a couple and their baby by a tree within a raised stiff-leave border and framed by a rectangular panel decorated with chased foliage scrolls and framed by a border of foliage scrolls and buds on a matt ground,  sides and base similarly decorated, the base with central small zig-zag pattern engine-turning.