Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with lapis lazuli plates

    Snuffbox with lapis lazuli plates

    France, Paris


    Adrien-Jean-Maximilien Vachette

    Two-color gold, lapis lazuli; engraving, chasing, guilloche

    2.4 x 8.4 x 6.6 cm, 120 g

    Marks: tax farmer - Henry Klevel's (Henry Clavel) 1780-1782


    Gold oval snuffbox with hinged lid. Oval lapis lazuli plates are mounted in the lid and bottom. they are framed with relief ornament in the form of intertwined golden ribbons. Lateral sides are decorated with relief pilasters, rectangular guilloche panels, studded with "peas".