Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with the image of Orpheus and Eurydice

    Snuffbox with the image of Orpheus and Eurydice

    Switzerland, Geneva

    circa 1805

    Sene & Detalla

    Gold; chasing, enamel over guilloche, coloured enamels painting

    1.3 х 9.15 х 5.9 cm, 122 gr

    Mark: "S & D"


    Gold rectangular snuffbox with bevelled corners and hinged lid. Oval plaque depicting the characters of the ancient Greek mythology of Orpheus and Eurydice executed of polychrome painted enamel and boarded with a frame of half pearls is on the lid. The snuffbox case is decorated with guilloche panels covered with translucent dark blue enamel with a pattern of tulips heads and edging with geometric and floral patterns of white, blue and black enamel. Golden engraved image of a dog in a booth and a tree, decorated with white and blue enamel against black enamel background are on the corners.