Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with a portrait of Alexander I, the Emperor

    Snuffbox with a portrait of Alexander I, the Emperor

    France, Paris

    1810-1820

    Nicola Brenet

    Metal, tortoise shell, horn; embossing, carving, polishing

    Height 3 cm; diameter 8.7 cm

    Inscription on medallion "Brenet ML"

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    Tortoise shell round snuffbox with a detachable lid. A mounted round yellow metal medallion with the portrait of the Emperor Alexander I (1777-1825), in profile, in a laurel wreath, in the style of Roman emperors images, round inscription 'ALEXANDER I. IMP. RUSSORUM'', the work of the French medallionist Nicola Brenet (1773-1846) by Dominique Vivant's drawing of Baron de Denon (1747-1825) is on the lid. This Medallion was made in 1814 in honour of the official visit of Alexander I to Paris.

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