Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with a miniature "After the Hunt”

    Snuffbox with a miniature "After the Hunt”

    Germany, Hanau

    circa 1800

    Gold; chasing, coloured enamels painting, filigree

    2.3 х 8.3 х 5.8 cm, 159 gr

    Unknown master's mark “R”; three illegible marks

    Gold rectangular snuffbox, with bevelled corners, with a hinged lid and a thumb ramp, decorated with white-blue enamel stripes, with an old style cut diamond in the center. An oval, painted on enamel, medallion, depicting a hunter bringing his lady a bird and bordered by dark blue enamel frame with golden pattern is on the lid. The lid edge is ornated with gold filigree floral ornament and oval medallions with white translucent enamel, imitating moonstone. The body of the snuffbox is covered with white translucent enamel with a pattern in the Arabesque style. The corners are decorated with golden classic urns on white enamel background.