Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox “Cupid’s Blessing”

    Snuffbox “Cupid’s Blessing”

    Germany, Hanau or Berlin

    circa 1820

    Gold; chasing, champleve enamel, painted enamel

    1.55 х 9.8 х 7 сm, 145 gr

    Goldsmith’s mark: “FJ” with three crowns, one in the shape of the Sun; four illegible marks; "5474"

    Gold Rectangular snuffbox with two upper bevelled corners and a rounded bottom edge, with a hinged lid. A triangular plaque painted with polychrome enamels depicting a couple in love with a waterfall and Cupid sitting in front of them in a boat is on the lid. The case is decorated with stylized geometric ornamentation of white embossed enamel with stars, panels covered with black enamel with gold stylized flower heads and gold panels with a guilloche field in the form of fine lines.