Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with three graces

    Snuffbox with three graces

    France, Paris

    circa 1800

    Adrien-Jean-Maximilien Vachette

    Tortoise shell, gold, ivory; guilloche, embossing, painting

    2.45 х 6.2 х 8.3 cm, 137 gr

    Marks: master AV, Paris city mark


    Gold rectangular snuffbox, the lid mounted with an associated miniature on ivory of "The three graces after the proposal" by G. Harlow, with vari-colour gold engine-turned and stiff foliate mount, under glass, with reeded gold frame, with gold mounted edges and lined interior. The sides and the base are decorated with plates of the tortoise shell.