Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with an image of an artist drawing a seated lady

    Snuffbox with an image of an artist drawing a seated lady

    Switzerland or Germany, Geneve or Hanau

    circa 1795

    Gold; chasing, coloured enamels painting

    2.5 х 8.6 х 6.4 cm, 136 gr

    Master's mark: "M.S."; two marks: "ET"; in the form of a duck's head

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    Gold oval enamelled snuffbox with large central raised plaque depicting a classical artist drawing on an oval canvas a seated lady on a Klismos chair with a white draped dress with a garden on the background, within twist bands of green leaves and gold line paillon border on a translucent blue enamel ground and framed by a white opaque and gold border, the sides and bottom enamelled with central opaque pale blue plaques with gold paillon decorations within identical borders, side panels with fine Neoclassic urns and swags.

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