Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with Neoclassic scenes

    Snuffbox with Neoclassic scenes

    France, Paris


    Pierre François Drais

    Gold, glass; chasing, grisaille

    3.3 х 7.8 сm, 176 gr

    Master's mark; Paris 1771

    Gold rectangular snuffbox, with a hinged lid. The case of the snuffbox is decorated with six miniatures, made in the grisaille technique, in the Neo-Classical style, in the manner of Pierre Marie Gault de Saint Germain. A miniature depicting girls in the chariot, Putti and angels is on the lid. The sides are decorated with miniatures depicting playing Putti; the base is decorated with a miniature depicting a girl writing on the shield "Amitie" and Putto.