Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with the image of a loving couple

    Snuffbox with the image of a loving couple

    Geneva or Hanau

    circa 1800

    Gold, enamel; chasing, engraving, guilloche, painting

    1.1 x 8.9 x 6.2 cm, 107 gr

    Marks: gold alloy "18" and "18K" (or "J8K"); cincfoile is on the fringe


    Gold rectangular snuffbox with rounded corners and a hinged lid. Octagonal plaque with image of a beloved couple in the Classic clothes, carving their initials in the tree is on lid. The plaque is inserted in  hexagon the images of leaves on dark blue background. The lid is decorated with four gold guilloche triangles, two vertical stripes with gold ornament on black background and two horizontal stripes with golden rosettes on dark blue background. The sides are decorated with gold guilloche panels and black enamel. The rear side is decorated with a rhombus with foliage patterns, which is inserted in the larger guilloche golden rhombus, and four guilloche triangles, in white enamel frame and black frame with golden foliate ornament.