Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with an image Achilles holding a bow

    Snuffbox with an image Achilles holding a bow

    Switzerland or Germany, Geneve or Hanau

    circa 1800

    Gold; chasing, coloured enamel painting, enamel over guilloche

    2.6 х 8.4 х 63 cm, 168 gr

    Three illegible


    Swiss or German oval gold and enamelled snuffbox with large conforming raised plaque depicting Achilles holding a bow and seated in the center, Patroclus in armour to his left, and Briseis standing to his right on the Neo-Classic landscape within an enamelled border with gold paillon festoons and green leaves on red translucent ground, all within an opaque white border, the side and bottom identically decorated over engine-turning, four side panels with urns with flowers inside an archway.