Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with the image of landscape with ruins

    Snuffbox with the image of landscape with ruins

    Germany, Hanau

    circa 1800

    Gold; chasing, coloured enamels painting, enamel over guilloche

    2 х 8.3 х 3.9 см, 103 gr

    Unknown master's mark: “FJ ”; two ovals with owls, two illegible marks; on the welt: "2549"


    Gold rectangular snuffbox with bevelled corners and a hinged lid. An oval plaque with the river landscape, with strolling people and pavilion ruins in the Neoclassical style is on the lid. The picture is surrounded by the thin gold frame with floral ornament on dark blue translucent enamel background over guilloche with ornamental stripes, white border with gold and dark blue bound patterns. Lateral sides and bottom are decorated with panels covered with dark blue translucent enamel over guilloche background with the pattern of stripes bordered by white enamel frame with gold and dark blue patterns.