Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with the image of Pandora's box

    Snuffbox with the image of Pandora's box

    Germany, Hanau or Berlin

    the 19th century

    Gold; engraving, enamel over engraving, grisaille enamel

    1.5 x 6.1 cm, 83 gr

    Marks: "72"; "1841"; "1642"; several illegible marks


    Gold round snuffbox  with removable lid. Enamelled image Pandora languishing on a rocky beach, her box open beside her with a Roman galley sailing away, painted en grisaille on a purple ground with paillons border and a cream enamel frame, the sides with black and cream chain link motif band, the base enamelled in purple with a paillons border.