Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with an image of Putti

    Snuffbox with an image of Putti

    France, Paris


    Paul-Nicolas Meniére

    Gold, malachite, enamel; chasing, repousse

    3.6 х 8.6 х 6.5 cm, 190 gr

    Maker's mark "PNM"; inscription on the welt: "Meniére Bijoutier du Roy Rue Maufonfeil a Paris"; tax farmer Jean-Baptiste Fouache 1775; under the crown “8”


    Gold and malachite oval snuffbox with a hinged lid. Gold vertical glazed oval medallion with an image of a girl with flower basket and hovering over her Putto with a garland, on matte background, framed by a triple chased border is on the lid. The case is decorated with malachite inserts and enamel ornamentation with alternating blue ovals, green leaves and gold oval medallions depicting playing Putti surrounded by golden chased frames. Gold vertical medallion with images of three girls, bent in front of a Putto, standing on a circular pedestal, on matte background is on the bottom side.