Description & Technical information

A gold and enamel snuffbox of shallow navette form. The lid, the ground and the sides of the box are decorated with translucent cobalt blue enameled panels revealing a guilloche pattern in waves. The surrounding of the lid is decorated with a stylized floral frieze on a matte background and enhanced with opalescent, red and green enamel. The box is decorated with alternating enamelled panels and ornaments or cassolette enhanced with red and green enamels.
Weight: 2.97 oz (84.4 g).

 

Period:  18th century
Origin:  Probably Swiss
Medium: Enamel, gold
Signature: Prestige marks: H crowned
Owls recheck marks. 18 K gold.

Dimensions: 2.5 x 3 x 8.5 cm (1 x 1¹/₈ x 3³/₈ inches)
Categories: Jewellery