Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Louis XVI gold and agate mounted snuffbox

    Louis XVI gold and agate mounted snuffbox

    France, Paris


    Agate, gold; carving, polishing, embossing

    3.6 х 6.2 х 6.4 cm, 112 gr

    Tax farmer mark: Henry Clavel 1781-1783, later marks 1809-1819


    Snuffbox of circular form, gold lid inserted with an oval panel of forest agate in brown, mustard and cream, within a band of beaded decoration on a matte ground, all surrounded by an identical bead border, with beaded rim and reeded hinge mount on an unusual solid agate bowl-shaped body, in authentic leather case. An engraved inscription  is on the welt: "Roucel. Orfe du Roy A Paris".