Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with the image of Putti

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