Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with Louis XIV portrait

    Snuffbox with Louis XIV portrait


    Nicolas Marguerit - snuffbox, Jean Petitot - miniature

    Gold, enamel, glass; painting, chasing

    2.2 x 7.4 cm, 122 gr

    Maker's mark: "NM", Paris assay mark; two marks of the tax farmer Henry Clavel 1782-1789


    Gold round snuffbox, with removable lid. Oval enamel miniature under glass with the image of young King Louis XIV (1638-1715)is on the lid. It is rimmed with chased pattern in the form of intertwined golden ribbons. The case is decorated with guilloche panels with pea pattern and relief chased laurel leaves-shaped pattern.