Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with portraits of young ladies

    Snuffbox with portraits of young ladies

    France, Paris


    Pierre François Drais (1763-1788) - snuffbox; Richard Cosway - author of the lid miniature; Samuel Cotes - author of the bottom miniature

    Gold, glass, virgin hair; chasing, painting

    2.4 x 7.9 x 5.75 cm, 149 gr

    Engraved inscription on the welt: "Drais a Paris". Maker's mark, the city of Paris 1770-1771; Julien Alaterre 1768-1774


    Gold rectangular snuffbox with  bevelled corners and a hinged lid. The portraits of young ladies are on the lid and on the bottom. Each portrait is framed with gold rim and place on a rectangular panel covered with virgin hair. The sides are decorated with foliage patterns, carved arches and stripes.