Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with allegorical figures of Themis and Athena

    Snuffbox with allegorical figures of Themis and Athena

    Germany, Hanau or Geneva

    circa 1810

    Gold; chasing, enamel over guilloche, painted enamel

    1.7 х 9.1 х 6.3 cm, 127 gr

    On the welt: "5414"

    Gold rectangular snuffbox with bevelled corners and a hinged lid. A rectangular polychrome painted enamel plaque, depicting the ancient Greek goddesses Themis and Pallas Athena, standing on a cloud framed by a thin golden frame, two dark blue guilloche panels with a zigzag pattern and blue edging with gold and white floral ornament in the form of curls is on the lid. The lateral sides and the bottom are decorated with dark blue guilloche panels with a zigzag pattern and blue edging with white-gold floral ornamentation.  Golden floral ornament on blue background is in the corners.

    Инв.2251/ДПИ