Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with the portrait of Duke of Berry

    Snuffbox with the portrait of Duke of Berry


    circa 1820

    Pitaux; Augustin - author of Miniature

    Gold, glass; engraving, chasing, enamel over engraving, painting

    8.75 x 6.4 x 2.2 cm, 187 gr

    Farmer's mark: "A. A. Heguin"; round mark with a lion head and a rooster in hexagon. Engraving on the rim: "Pitaux Jer Ber de la Corderie L'Roch N2"


    Gold rectangular snuffbox with rounded corners and a hinged lid. Glazed oval miniature with the portrait of Charles-Ferdinand the Duke of Berry in military uniform, with the star of Order of the Holy Spirit, sign of the military Royal Order of St. Louis and the Order of the Legion of Honour is on the lid. The case is decorated with guilloche panels and relief floral patterns comprised of acanthus flowers and leaves. The snuffbox is stored in the  authentic red Moroccan leather case, gold-embossed, with the emblem of the Duke of Berry.