Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Snuffbox with seed pearl temple of Love

    Snuffbox with seed pearl temple of Love


    late 19th century

    Ivory, tortoise shell, gold, mother of pearl, pearls; engraving, chasing

    2.7 x 6.4 cm, 52 gr


    Round ivory snuffbox with a removable lid. The lid is decorated with the applique "Temple of Love" from mother-of-pearl and small pearls under convex glass, with the image of a pavilion, trees and flowers, with an oval plaque with the initials "LC" and "ME", framed by gold rim with chased foliage ornament. It is decorated with inserts of tortoise shell from inside.