Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with a miniature of Vergilia and Volumnia before Coriolanus

    Snuffbox with a miniature of Vergilia and Volumnia before Coriolanus

    Germany, Berlin

    circa 1800

    Gold, pearls; chasing, grisaille, enamel over guilloche

    2.25 х 8.3 cm, 145 gr

    Master's mark: top and bottom lids' interior side with "R" topped with crown

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    Gold circular gold and enamelled snuffbox with large central vertical raised oval plaque depicting a historical scene en grisaille with Vergilia and Volumnia before Coriolanus as a Roman soldier in front of a Neoclassic ruin on a translucent blue enamel ground over sunburst engine-turning within a fine border of gold and white paillon decorations and framed by seed pearls, the sides and bottom with identical decorations.

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