Gold and Enamel Snuff box for the Persian Market
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A 14 carat gold enamelled tabatiere of rectangular shape with a hinged lid, with black and royal blue enamel on a gold background. The cover, the base and the sides of the box with geometric motifs are framed by interlacing leaves on a blue enamel background.
The rounded corners are also punctuated with finely chiselled leaf motifs.
The central motif, surrounded by a gold frame, depicts a hunting scene against a natural background of mountains, trees and birds of prey.
Painting on gold in the Persian style.
Probably Hanau (Germany) or Switzerland.
Early 19th century.
St. Jacques shell hallmark: French control for 14 carat gold
Russian import hallmark.
Dim: 1.6 x 9.1 x 6.4 cm (0 ⁵/₈ x 3 ⁵/₈ x 2 ¹/₂ inches)
Price: 15800 Euros