Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with miniatures

    Snuffbox with miniatures

    France, Paris


    Gold, glass; chasing, enamel over guilloche, water colours or gouache

    3.4 х 8 х 4.6 cm, 156 gr

    Mark of tax-farmer Jean-Baptiste Fouache, Paris, 1776, Parisian 1819-1838, import mark 774-1780

    Gold rectangular snuffbox with bevelled corners and a hinged lid. An octagonal gouache miniature under glass "La Comedie au Village", depicting wandering comedians presenting a performance in the village is on the lid. The case is decorated with gold relief floral ornament, panels covered with dark blue translucent enamel over guilloche background with wavy ornament and gouache miniatures depicting pastoral scenes under glass.