Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with bucolic scenes

    Snuffbox with bucolic scenes

    Germany, Hanau

    circa 1780

    Gold; chasing, coloured enamels painting

    3 х 5.7 х 4.2 cm, 70 gr

    Unknown master's mark: "I.L.M."; French mark for gold; mark of tax farmer E. Brichard


    Multi-coloured gold oval and enamelled snuffbox with central raised plaque depicting two lovers, a shepherd is crowning his beloved with a wreath of flowers in the Neoclassic garden within a large chased decorated border, the sides and bottom decorated with five further panels and with similar borders.