Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with an image of Roman soldier and Psyche

    Snuffbox with an image of Roman soldier and Psyche

    Germany, Hanau

    circa 1790

    Gold; chasing, coloured enamels painting, enamel over guilloche

    2.4 х 9.2 х 4.55 cm, 132 gr

    Maker’s mark: "FC" in the form of a flower, one illegible

    Gold rectangular snuffbox with bevelled corners, with incomplete hinged lid. A vertical oval plaque with an image of Roman soldier burning a letter surrounded by a golden chased frame and a dark blue translucent enamel over guilloche background with a lozenge pattern is on the lid. Two miniatures that continue the interior of the rooms, one part with a lyre, the other - with a quiver of arrows are on the left and on the right. Lateral sides are decorated with panels covered with dark blue translucent enamel over guilloche background with a lozenge pattern. Classic golden urns with flowers are in the corners. A rectangular plaque based on Claude Lorrain's painting "The enchanted =castle", with the image of Psyche sitting near the lake, against the background of Cupid's castle is on the bottom.

    Инв.3116.81/ДПИ