Snuffboxes and Сigarette Сases

Gold snuffbox

    Gold snuffbox

    France, Paris

    middle of the 19th century

    Charles-Christian Petschler

    Gold; engraving, chasing, guilloche

    1.6 x7.2 x 4.6 cm, 74 gr

    Maker's mark "CIP", city of Paris 1819-1838, three Paris assay marks


    Gold rectangular snuffbox with rounded corners and sides and  a hinged lid.  Oval guilloche ornamented shell-shaped plaque is on the lid. The case is completely covered with embossed golden foliage ornament on matte background. The inscription "4 Mars 1823 / A Mercier / Les Grenadiers du 3eme Bon / de la 2eme Légion" is engraved on the cover inner side.