A 18th-Century Gold and enamel case. Hanau
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An gold and oblong shape features rounded ends snuff-box. The hinged lid, the base and the four panels of the side are decorated with a guilloche pattern with parallel stripes and dots. The border is decorated with a scrolling leaf-and-bead enhanced with translucid green enamel and white. These same motifs of guilloche adorn panels of the side and base.
Weight: 2.46oz (70g.)
L: 3.5in. (9 cm) / l: 0.9in. (2.5 cm) / H: 0.07in. (2 cm)
Gold Prestige Marks. Recontroled. 18k gold.
Work of Hanau, late 18th century. Circa 1780.
Hanau was an important center of production as was Berlin and Dresden.