Late 18th century gold and enamel oval snuffbox
Era: late 18th century.
Materials: gold, enamel.
Dim: W 6 cm / D 4,8 cm / D 3,1 cm.
Weight: 74,20 gr.
Two eagle heads, a bird head.
Gold and enamel hinged oval box 18 carats. The lid, base and rim are adorned with swirling green and blue medallions in the lapis lazuli style, set against a guilloché background of vertical striated channels. The sides of the base and lid are highlighted with a frieze of gold and foliage, echoing the tones of the central motif. The sides of the base and lid are underlined by a frieze of gold and foliate fillets echoing the tones of the central motif. Switzerland or Hanau work.