Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with the miniature depicting Apollo

    Snuffbox with the 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 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.