Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with the miniature "Judgement of Paris"

    Snuffbox with the miniature "Judgement of Paris"

    Switzerland, Geneve

    Circa 1875

    Antoine Joly

    Gold, pearls; chasing, coloured enamels painting, enamel over guilloche

    2.7 х 8.5 х 6.4 cm, 124 gr

    Maker's mark with a crown: "AI"


    Gold oval enamelled snuffbox with the central vertical oval plaque depicting the Judgement of Paris after Angelica Kauffmann, within the border of seed pearls and gold paillon decorations on translucent blue enamel painted with small gold stars over scale engine-turning surrounded by large border of white and blue enamel lines with further gold paillon garland decorations and bright cut edge, the sides and base with identical decoration.