Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox, with a raised vertical oval panel

    Snuffbox, with a raised vertical oval panel

    Germany, Hanau

    circa 1780

    Les Freres Toussaint

    Gold, enamel; painting, engraving, guilloche

    2.4 х 8.5 х 5.3 cm

    Master's mark: "LFT"; three marks on the lid inner side

    Gold oval snuffbox with a hinged lid. An oval plaque in the Neo-classical style with the image of a girl in blue dress and Cupid holding an open book in front of her, bordered by a frame of dark blue enamel with gold and green floral ornament and white enamel rims is on the lid. The sides are decorated with rectangular guilloche panels framed by a similar floral ornament and vertical inserts of dark blue enamel with images of stylized classical urns. Base with an oval guilloche panel with diverging beams, surrounded by a frame of dark blue enamel with gold and green floral ornamentation and double white edging.

    Инв.3465/ДПИ