Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

The Japanese style snuffbox

    The Japanese style snuffbox

    France, Paris


    Adrien-Jean-Maximilien Vachette

    Gold, mother-of-pearl, varnish; engraving, inlay

    2.4 x 8.0 x 5.8 cm, 88 gr

    Vienna city mark; six marks inside


    Gold rectangular Japanese-style snuffbox with bevelled corners and a hinged lid. Relief image of the palace garden pavilion, trees and flying birds on matte varnished brown background is on the lid; with mother-of-pearl stripes bordering the image. Lateral sides are decorated with checkerboard mother-of-pearl purplish-green pattern color with golden circles. The base is decorated with relief image of leaves and gingko fruit on glossy dark brown varnished background with mother-of-pearl stripes on the image sides.