Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with a miniature depicting Apollo

    Snuffbox with a miniature depicting Apollo

    France, Paris


    François‐Jules Bourgouin- case; Fermier‐General‐Eloi Brichard - enamel miniatures

    Gold; chasing, coloured enamels painting

    3.8 х 7.2 х 5.5 cm, 147 gr

    Master's mark on top and bottom lids' interior sides "FJB"


    Louis XV oval gold and enamelled snuffbox with large oval shaped plaque depicting a landscape with Apollo playing the lyre for other Gods with a lion and a lioness to the left, signed in the center 'F.V. INV' within a large raised chased border of scrolls and flowers, the sides and bottom with five other plaques depicting cherubs and animals.