Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with miniature "Young soldier returning home"

    Snuffbox with miniature "Young soldier returning home"

    Germany, Hanau

    circa 1800

    Gold; chasing, grisaille, coloured enamels painting

    2.0 x 9.3 x 5.25 cm

    Marks: number on the welt "2070"; four unreadable marks


    Snuffbox in gold rectangular case with rounded sides and hinged lid. Grisaille plaquette depicting a scene of a soldier returning home, with his family meeting him on the porch of a countryside house is the lid top side. The case is covered with pale green enamel, decorated with dark blue and gold geometric patterns and stripes of black enamel. The corners are decorated with golden foliate patterns on white enamel background.