Description & Technical information

Exceptional snuff box in gold and rectangular enamel with cut sides. The hinged lid is decorated with a scene representing a lake landscape animated by characters. A carriage with two horses led by a man approaches on the right of the composition. On the left, a group sits including a nursing woman and figures. In the background, a city appears, and a castle on a cliff overlooks the composition. The periphery is decorated with a frieze of blue palm leaves on a gold background. The box is decorated with repeating patterns of stars on a blue background and underlined with a frieze of black foliage and in the corners patterns of foliage patterns enhanced with black enamel.
JFT hallmark. Foreign mark and recent mark for the Netherlands 1859-1893
Weight: 4.in.
This snuffbox is very influenced by the art of the Jordan or Theremin brothers.
With its case
Price on request

Period:  End of the 18th century
Origin:  Swiss or German
Medium: gold, Enamel
Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.3 x 8.5 cm (0⁵/₈ x 2¹/₂ x 3³/₈ inches)
Categories: Jewellery