Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Agate snuffbox

    Agate snuffbox

    Great Britain, London

    18th century

    Agate, gold; carving, polishing, embossing

    3.5 х 5.1 х 4.5 cm, 66 gr


    Snuffbox in the form of a cartouche, from the reddish-brown agate set in gold with a thumb ramp and a hinged lid. Lid rim is decorated with Cupids, rocaille and shells, sides are decorated with Golden garlands with masks and vertical satyrs.