Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with an image of rural landscape

    Snuffbox with an image of rural landscape

    Germany, Hanau or Berlin

    circa 1815

    Gold; chasing, coloured enamel painting

    1.45 х 9.2 х 5.65 cm, 122 gr

    Master's mark: "FJ", on the welt: "3015", five illegible marks

    Gold rectangular snuffbox covered with turquoise enamel, with rounded sides and a hinged lid. A rectangular plaque with an image of rural landscape, a horse and a trap taking a corner on a country road and country folk having a drink in the fountain surmounted by a statue, with a lake land scene behind and a rayed sky within a frame of dark blue and white enamel. Oval plaques with golden floral ornament in triangles on white background are on the rounded sides. The sides are decorated with ornament in the form dark blue and white enamel tapes. The base is decorated with  rectangular plaque, covered with dark blue enamel, two oval plaques with gold sun shaped patterns and white triangles with gold ornament.