Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Gold-mounted mother of pearl snuffbox

    Gold-mounted mother of pearl snuffbox

    France, Paris


    Francois Marteau

    Mother-of-pearls, gold; polishing, chasing

    3.4 x 7.4 x 5.7 cm, 167 gr

    Marks: illegible maker's mark; tax farmer Louis Robin, Paris, 1743; several marks on the inner surface


    Rectangular snuffbox from gold and mother-of-pearl with a hinged lid. The case is made of mother-of-pearl plates in openwork gold frame with rocailles, floral pattern and  images of fruit. The Chinoiserie style scene with the image of a musician, entertaining a resting grandee is on the lid. It is framed with rocailles, foliage pattern and a bird image.