Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with a miniature "Judgement of Paris"

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