Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with a miniature "Love spell"

    Snuffbox with a miniature "Love spell"

    France, Paris


    Jean-Joseph Barri?re

    Gold; chasing, enamel painting, enamel over guilloche

    3.2 х 8.3 х 6 cm, 168 gr

    Master's mark: on top and bottom interior lids' surfaces "J.B."


    Louis XVI oval gold, enamelled and diamond snuff box with central vertical oval raised plaque depicting a landscape with a young lady conjuring a love spell within a triple frame of silver mounted old European cut diamonds on a translucent pale violet opalescent enamel ground over engine-turning with brown highlighted in green painted branches to simulate moss agate, framed by a running border of small white opalescent pearls and framed by a triple of old European cut diamonds, the sides and base with further similarly decorated panels within fine white opaque enamel borders and surrounded by further borders of raised translucent green leaves and red berries.