Description & Technical information

Exceptional snuff box in gold and rectangular enamel with cut sides with its case. 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.
This snuffbox is very influenced by the art of the Jordan or Theremin brothers.Swiss or German work from the end of the 18th century.

JFT hallmark. Foreign mark and recent mark for the Netherlands 1859-1893
Weight: 116 g
Dim: L: 3.3in. (8.5cm) / l: 2.4in. (6.3cm) / H: 0.5in. (1.5 cm).
Price: 38000 Euros

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