Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with micromosaiccomposition

    Snuffbox with micromosaiccomposition

    Great Britain, London


    Barberi Gioacchino – mosaic; Charles Rawlings & William Summers, Barberi Gioacchino – mosaic; Charles Rawlings & William Summers

    Gold, wood; micromosaic

    3.45 х 6.85 х 5.15 cm, 166 gr

    Master’ mark: “C.R.W.S.”; gold alloy 18K 1798, English for gold 1798-1974, the London Assay office mark of 1826-1896, London 1840-1841, English mark for gold 1840-1890 Inscription on micro mosaic in the lower right corner "G.Barberi"


     Rectangular gold mounted wooden box with rounded corners, a hinged lid set with a rectangular micromosaic plaque depicting a seated cat with its kitten playing with a brightly coloured ball, watched by a spaniel lying in front of an open fire; plain polished gold mounts with reeded pilaster corners, slightly raised scroll thumb ramp, the lid internal side is engraved with the presentation inscription "fgh to CB".