Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with the miniature "A farewell"

    Snuffbox with the miniature "A farewell"

    Germany, Hanau

    Circa 1780

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

    3.2 х 8.2 x 6.1 cm, 138 gr

    Three illegible


    Gold German oval enamelled snuffbox, the tupper side with central oval vertical raised plaque depicting two lovers saying farewell at the shore as she points to a fully rigged ship anchored off shore in the bay, within fine polished gold border among alternating opaque white enamel seed pearls and green translucent leaves on translucent yellow-grenish enamel over striped with Hanau dots engine-turning, the side with identical decoration and corners decorated with red and green raised translucent stylised urns, the base with identical decoration.