Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with a miniature "After Hunting”

    Snuffbox with a miniature "After Hunting”

    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 hinged lid and thumb ramp, decorated with white-blue enamel stripes, with the old style cut diamond in the center. 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 the pattern in the Arabesque style. The corners are decorated with golden classic urns on white enamel background.