Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Swiss four-colour gold snuffbox

    Swiss four-colour gold snuffbox

    Germany, Hanau

    circa 1780

    Les Freres Toussaint

    Gold; embossing, engraving

    2.7 х 6.4 х 4.8 cm, 74 gr

    10 marks totally: part of maker's mark


    Oval box with the lid, sides and base engine-turned with horizontal reeding, base and lid with oval reserves chased in four-colour gold with a proposal of marriage and trophies of love on sunburst grounds, surmounted by laurel swags and flowers, the borders with interlaced bands of polished and engraved green gold, the sides with cartouche-shaped reserves chased with flowers and trophies of Love, divided by columns and rocaille scrolls.