Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Multicolored gold snuffbox

    Multicolored gold snuffbox

    France, Paris


    Jacques-Nicolas Menard

    Gold; chasing

    3.2 x 8.6 x 6.5 cm, 156 gr

    Maker's mark: "JNM" with crown, the city of Paris 1774-1775, two marks of tax farmer Jean-Baptiste 1774-1780


    Gold oval snuffbox with a hinged lid. Oval vertical chased vertical plaque with the image of musical instruments made of multicolored gold on matte background is on the lid. It is rimmed by a frame of leaves, with a bow on top and laurel branches beneath it. The case is decorated with oval chased panels with the images of musical instruments, sport and garden equipment, and vertical pilasters with foliage pattern. The snuffbox is stored in the authentic box of burgundy leather, upholstered with velvet and satin inside.