Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Enamel snuffbox with the image of flower vase

    Enamel snuffbox with the image of flower vase

    Switzerland, Geneve


    Gold; embossing, engraving over enamel, guilloche enamel

    2.1 х 9.1 х 5.5 cm, 115 gr

    Marks: company GGB, master A, city mark of Geneva in 1801-1804, possible city mark of Vienna in 1806


    Gold snuffbox, rectangular, with chamfered corners and hinged lid. Octagonal plaque with the image of flower bouquet in the Neo-Classical vase with the lakescape on the background, ornated by golden frames with foliage patterns, dark-blue enamel frame and pink gold rim. Two triangles with gold relief image of wine jug and lute surrounded by blue enamel frame with gold geometric patterns in the Greek style on blue guilloche background with ornament in the form of wavy ribbons are on the plaque sides. The lid edge is decorated with geometric patterns and rosettes of golden, blue and white enamel. The sides and base are ornated with plaques of dark-blue enamel on guilloche background and edging with foliage and geometric ornamentation in the form of triangles and laurel wreaths made of black, white and blue enamel. Corners are ornated with enamel images of shields with stars of gold, blue and white enamel on black enamel background.