Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with rural landscape and fountain

    Snuffbox with rural landscape and fountain

    Hanau or Geneva

    Circa 1805

    Gold; chasing, coloured enamel painting

    1.4 х 9.5 х 5.85 cm, 102 gr

    Master's mark: "AR", Russian gold alloy mark: "56"; on the welt "3304"


    Gold rectangular snuffbox with a hinged lid. A rectangular plaque with an image of rural landscape with a lake, a lion-fountain and peasants taking water from it, surrounded by dark blue, white and blue enamel frames is on the lid. Lateral sides and bottom are decorated with panels covered with dark blue translucent enamel over guilloche background with wavy patterns and with divergent rays bordered by white and blue enamel frames.